Human interaction born from the colorful benches

Jissen Women’s University Hino Campus

We have dotted the open area with trees that create shade and colorful benches of varying heights. Align them, link them, stack them, the benches can be arranged to cater for various activities on campus. The students can eat, talk, read, study, or even take a nap on the benches. The colors of the benches and their applications were co-designed with the students themselves. The students learn design concepts by creating an area and then observing how their area is used by other.

  • Status

    Completed 2016

  • Location

    Hino, Tokyo

  • Client

    Jissen Women's University

  • Site


  • Architect

    Hazama Ando

  • Photography

    Takehiro Kawamura (1~9), STGK (10~16)

  • STGK's role

    Landscape design

  • Designers

    Gen Kumagai, Jun Miyamoto