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Project • By Koji Umeoka ArchitectsWellness Centres

Abiko Welfare Service Facility

This facility is a daycare service facility for people with mild mental illnesses. Residents spend their daytime here and come to this facility with the hope of returning to social life through various programs such as exercise and learning.   In planning the facility, we took into account the privacy of the residents and whether it would be possible to create a building that would allow them to feel the changes in the natural environment while indoors during their daily lives.   As the name of the site Kohoku-dai suggests, it is located in a corner of a residential area where quiet houses are built on terraces with a lake on the north. The road in front, which is at a downward slope, is lined with beautiful roadside trees, an... More