Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery and Studio

Museum | Kitakyushu, Fukuoka | 2007

Located in the birthplace of Japan’s modern industry, Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery and Studio (KIGS) is a new and unique public museum for the preservation and inheritance of engineering, technology, and related knowlege, as well as a center that offers lifelong learning programs for the public. We worked very closely with Kitakyushu city for three years, which yielded a variety of achievements in architectural design and programming, landscape design, furniture design, and exhibition planning and design.

Concept Movie - Youtube

Design Architect: Kimihiko Tanaka + Tomoro Aida (studioNODE)

Name: Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery and Studio
Program: Museum
Location: Yahata-higashi-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka
Executive Architect: AXS Satow Inc. + Kitakyushu-city
Construction: Hazama Kyutetsu JV (Main bldg.)
Imamura Construction (Studio bldg.)
Design: 07/2004 - 06/2005 (12 months)
Construction: 07/2005 - 03/2007 (1 year 9 months)
Structure: Steel Structure
Floor: Two Levels
Site Area: 23,950m2 (7244.8 tsubo)
Floor Area: Main bldg. 2,687.35m2 | Studio bldg. 509.38m2 | Total 3,196.73m2 (967.01 tsubo)
Height: 9,080m
Photography: Yuji Shinomiya and others


Shomei-fukyu Award by the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan (2008).


Kenchiku-gijutsu, October 2007 Nikkei Architecture, Beautiful Roof 2007