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New Building 3 Dedicated –  Pays Tribute to Historic Building 3
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New Building 3 Dedicated – Pays Tribute to Historic Building 3

Mon, Sep 29, 2014
New Building 3 Dedicated –  Pays Tribute to Historic Building 3
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Waseda dedicated the new Building 3 on September 18. Located between the Main Gate and the Okuma statue, it has 14 floors above ground, and recreates the former building on the lower floors.

The New Building 33

The New Building 33

The former building, opened in 1933, was a landmark of the Waseda campus, mainly used by the storied Political Science and Economics school. The new building recreates the old fau00E7ade and entrance area, and reuses the iron entry doors, linking the historic past to the future.

The atrium recreates the former courtyard

The atrium recreates the former courtyard

1st Floor Lobby

1st Floor Lobby

The new building blends new technology such as seismic engineering and solar power with traditional elements such as wood paneling and refurbished original roof tiles.

Original roof tiles from the old building

Original roof tiles from the old building

Walkway to classrooms

Walkway to classrooms

Classroom interiors blend with the design of each section of the building.

Classroom in the replica section

Classroom in the replica section

Classroom in the tower

Classroom in the tower

Classroom in the tower

Classroom in the tower

As President Kaoru Kamata said at the dedication ceremony, “we will develop this as a space for educating the future generations of global leaders.”

As part of the dedication events, a plaque was unveiled honoring donors to the School of Political Science and Economics 130th Anniversary Global Leaders Fund, with over 100 donors attending. As of August 31, the fund counts 1330 donations, totaling over 251 million yen.

Links

Faculty of l of Political Science and Economics News

The School of Political Science and Economics 130th Anniversary Global Leaders Development Fund

Facebook Album: New Building

Facebook Album: Old Building


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