The new canteen was rebuilt on the
main thoroughfare on Aobayama Engineering Campus near the Botanical Garden of Tohoku University. This is a relaxing mingling area for university officials, visitors and also tourists.
Zelkova trees, which had surrounded the old
canteen, were incorporated into the new building without cutting or transplanting.
Rib Material □60×30×3.2mm (Thickness)（Top and Bottom）
The layout including the approach to the botanical garden gate,
the square, the piloti with half-outdoor space, scenic seating in
the canteen and the terrace, was composed in an oval elliptical-shape.
Perforations were made between the piloti and the roof above the seats in the
canteen to allow sunlight to stream in through the Zelkova leaves as natural
light. In order to reduce the trees' burden, the roof, rib material and deck plates
were constructed in our factory and then assembled onsite with spot welding.