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Gunma Insect World (Insect Observation Hall) – Kiryu, Japan

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Building: Gunma Insect World (Insect Observation Hall)
Location: Kiryu, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Client: Gunma Prefecture
Completed: 2005
Cross Floor Area: 4, 309 m2
Park Area: 48 acres

AE Interests: Research center located in a nature reserve. Glass dome roof curved interior and exterior walls with exposed concrete. Roof composed of 1,287 triangular panes. Reinforced concrete, steel and steel-framed reinforced concrete.

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Written by Tania Vazquez

September 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Posted in Built

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