Japan's first heavy ion-beam therapy facility planned integrally with specialized cancer hospital
Built as an extension to Kanagawa Cancer Center, this is Japan's first heavy ion-beam therapy facility combined with a specialized cancer hospital.
This facility was conceived as part of comprehensive improvement to enhance the functions of this Center. A layout plan was made in consideration of the hospital functions, surrounding environment, support ground, etc. The plan realized an advanced and efficient system that integrates a hospital and a heavy ion-beam therapy facility. The main emphasis in design was given to ensuring that the facility that tended to look "tough" because of shielding concrete is "humanized" with its forms and finishes. HEBT (High Energy Beam Transport) approximately 20 meters in height, in which a beam transport system for vertical irradiation was installed, was placed in the center of the building to alleviate oppressiveness in and out of the hospital. Furthermore, a courtyard was placed in the above-ground structure to segment it between the "staff building" and the "machine building" including HEBT to alleviate its bulky impression. In addition, different exterior materials were used for the buildings to express a master-servant relationship between people and machines.
|Total floor area||6,999m²|