沼田町 暮らしの安心センター / NASCA






A medical welfare facility like a town plaza where people meet, interact and support each other.

This is the beginning of a community development plan in Numata, Hokkaido, which integrates the three elements of “medical care,” “welfare and childcare,” and “nursing care” within walking distance.
The plan was to build residential welfare facilities such as group homes, senior citizen residences, and childcare support facilities, and to complete a loop route through the site via “Nakamichi” (see below).

Medical and convalescent facilities for local cities, where there are few places for communication between residents, are For those who come to the hospital or are hospitalized, it is a “home” for them to live in. It is necessary to create a place where all people of all ages can naturally spend, not just facilities for people with injuries or illnesses.

One of the answers we came up with was to turn the clinic’s waiting room not only as a space to wait for a consultation but also as a “town square” where people can meet, interact, teach, and support each other.

The clinic’s waiting room will form the entrance to the “Nakamichi” and will be connected to the lobby of the day service, and living health clinics and community cafes show up. For example, a person who has the purpose of going to the clinic can wait for his turn while reading a book in the hall or cafe/lounge without spending a long waiting time in the middle.

This is no longer just a clinic or daycare center. An architectural space that can only be created by complex facilities. That is “the Living Safety Center.” (Nobuaki Furuya)

【沼田町 暮らしの安心センター】

竣工年: 2017

担当:古谷誠章 桔川卓也 遠藤えりか
サイン・ロゴデザイン:KD INC.

撮影:淺川 敏

構造: RC造+木造(屋根)
建築面積: 1990.14m²
延床面積: 1,894.08m²
設計期間 2015.10-2016.03
施工期間 2016.06-2017.08

【Numata Care Center】

Location: Numata, Uryu District, Japan
Principal use: Nursing Homes, Welfare Homes, Kindergartens, Certified Children Centers, Nursery Schools, Clinics
Client: Numata-cho
Completion: 2017

Architects: NASCA
Design team: Nobuaki Furuya + Takuya
Kikkawa + Erica Endo
Structural design: EJIRI STRUCTURAL
Facility: Otaki facility design, ESA (ES ASSOCIATES), Yamamiti facility design
Textile design: Yoko Ando Design
Sign & Logo design: KD INC.
Contractor (electric): Suehiroya + Watanabe Kenetsu Joint Venture
Contractor (machinery): Kimoto Kenetsu + Matsuo
Kenetsu Joint Venture
Contractor: Iwata Chizaki + Kousin Kensetsu Joint Venture

Photographs: Satoshi Asakawa

Main structure: Reinforced Concrete construction + Wood (Roof)
Building area: 1990.14m²
Total floor area: 1,894.08m²
Design term: 2015.10-2016.03
Construction term: 2016.06-2017.08