Restorative premises for quick recoveries
Hanamura Children’s Hospital was completed in just eight months. It is a prime example of the rapidity of building with massive wood logs. The 250 m² children’s clinic began admitting patients on 21 March 2012.
The customer, Dr Hanamura got the idea to build a ‘log hospital’ after he built a vacation home out of Honka logs. He felt he also had to convey this positive experience of living to his young patients and their parents, so the idea for a log hospital was born. Building ecologically from wood guarantees a long service life for buildings. A log building can also withstand natural disasters like earthquakes.
My aim was to build a clinic that feels like a hospital as little as possible, where children and their parents can feel relaxed, even though they are in a hospital.
Floor area: 228 m²
- Log type: Square log, 134 mm
- Building year: 2011
- Location: Matsumoto, Japan