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Nakashibetsu Higashi Elementary School by Atelier BNK


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Here is another recent project by Atelier BNK. They just put the finishing touches on this impressive elementary school last month, just in time for the new school year, which starts in Spring. I love the use of materials in this school, notably the wooden railings. That stairway is also beautiful. I’m happy to see such a gorgeous facility be built but it’s also surprising. Last year Hokkaido closed 7 schools because of their low birth rate and dwindling population. They even put 4 of the schools up on an eBay-like auction! I guess it depends on what part of Hokkaido you are in.

Photos by Koji Sakai

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