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Nursing Home Glanza

Kevin Bews

By Kevin Bews

SPF Manager

July 4, 2017

A newly completed elderly care facility featuring the most recent improvements in 2×4 fireproof building technologies in Japan, will open its doors on July 1st, 2017. To commemorate the occasion, an opening ceremony was held on June 13th, with sixty-four individuals on hand; politicians of local and prefectural governments, other owners of other social welfare organizations and agencies, along with staff of Canada Wood Japan and Consulate of Canada in Nagoya to congratulate the owner, architect office and construction company on their achievement. This nursing home was built in Nabari City, Mie Prefecture and is a 3-storey building having a total floor area of 2,597 m², consuming approximately 495 m³ of SPF dimension lumber in its construction. The facility is owned and operated by Nabari-Ikuseikai Social Welfare Corporation, it was designed by Yoshitaka Architects Engineers & Consultants and the general contractor for the project was Mitsui Home. The owner decided to hire Yoshitaka Architects Engineers & Consultants after reading an advertorial COFI placed in the Nikkei Healthcare magazine in 2013 featuring this architect design firm’s work. It is the first 2×4 fireproof structure of it size and type to be constructed in this prefecture. Therefore, as you can see, it was all smiles on this occasion!