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New Nursing Home in Fukushima

Kevin Bews

By Kevin Bews

SPF Manager

June 8, 2014

Exterior Photo of Nursing Home Ryujin

Exterior Photo of Nursing Home Ryujin

A new midsize elderly carefacility, Nursing Home Ryujin prepares to open its doors next month. This facility is located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture and will provide care for 49 senior residents in the prefecture that have been displaced by the nuclear accident that occurred in that prefecture at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This is the second elderly care 2×4 fireproof building to be constructed in this prefecture. The two-storey facility is 2,650 m² consuming roughly 450 m³ of SPF dimension lumber in its construction. The architectural firm was Matsuzaki Sekkei, the general contractor was Horie Kogyo, and the structural engineering for this project was done by Matsumoto Sekkei. The nursing home is owned and managed Social Welfare Corporation Ryojokai. This is the first 2×4 project that the architect firm and general contractor has worked on – as both companies had no prior experience designing buildings with platform frame construction. We hope this will be the start of a beautiful relationship and looking forward to seeing both these firms to continue to design and construct large platform frame structures in this prefecture.