Monday, July 19, 2010
Opened in 2004, this building houses a variety of National govedrnment offices that previously had been scattered across the town. The Immigration Office is here, so I and other foreigners who live in Shimane visit it often.
It was designed by Shin Takamatsu who also designed the Kunibiki Messe building across the road.
The south facing surface of the building has glass louvers to cut down on the airconditioning bills and the roof features a rainfall catchment system.
Other than that it is a fairly ordinary office block.