Fukushima Education Center
- MID Group (Mayekawa Institute of Design Group)
- Shimizu Corporation
- East of JR Fukushima Station, along Abu-kuma River, is the site for this educational and cultural center complex consisting of an auditorium, seminar rooms, conference rooms, etc. Based on the endowment by those educators wishing to reopen, the complex was rebuilt on a limited budget, which mandated abandoning costly heavyweight steel construction methods, and instead, used an original composite method; combining a barrel shell roof structure with reinforced concrete walls in a fan-fold herringbone pattern. As a result, it gave the complex a distinctive exterior look. As in the lobby pavement of large rounded stones, the design stuck with simple and unpretentious architecture.