Okayama University Ceremony to announce the completion of Okayama University co-education co-creation commons was held

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[Okayama University] Ceremony to announce the completion of Okayama University co-education co-creation commons was held

February 5, 2023
National University Corporation Okayama University
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National University Corporation Okayama University (Headquarters: Kita Ward, Okayama City; President: Hiroshi Makino) will hold a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Okayama University Co-education Co-creation Commons on January 26, 2023 at the university’s Tsushima Campus. Did.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held prior to the ceremony. Okayama University Distinguished Professor Kengo Kuma (architect) who supervised the construction, Nakashima Hiroshi, Chairman of Nakashima Holdings Co., Ltd., and Okayama University Alumni (All-University Alumni Association). ) chairman, President Hiroshi Makino, Executive Director Masanobu Abe, and Dean Seiji Kan celebrated the completion by inserting scissors into the tape.
The ceremony was attended by approximately 200 people, including Ryuta Ibaraki, Governor of Okayama Prefecture, Masato Miyanaga, Executive Secretary of Okayama Keizai Doyukai (Chairman of the Bank of China), government officials, business people, alumni associations, faculty, staff and students. bottom.
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Ribbon cutting and commemorative photo (From left: Executive Vice President Abe, President Nakajima, Professor Kuma, President Makino, President Konaga, Dean Suga)
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Clockwise from the bottom left, the president of the palace giving a greeting, President Makino, Governor Ibaragi, and Professor Kuma responding to an interview
At the beginning, after greetings from Governor Ibaragi and Chief Executive Officer, the President presented a letter of appreciation to Professor Kuma and Shimizu Corporation for their efforts in the construction.
Next, Executive Director Abe announced the nickname for the
co-education co-creation commons, which was decided through public offering, and “OUX”, which was invented by Mitsunobu Tanabe, a staff member of the university, was shown. Mr. Tanabe announced the reason for the idea,
(1) Okayama University’s “OU” and “X” representing co-education and co-creation exchanges
(2) A place to provide Optimal (best/optimal) UX (user experience) (3) Reminiscent of “Oak” and “Okusu”, you can imagine a big tree that is a symbol tree of Okayama
It was said that there were three meanings such as.
Associate Professor Shinji Saishi, Assistant Professor Shun Ito, and students of the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Education, “Kuniyoshi Yasuo Memorial Art Education Research and Regional Revitalization Course” ” was screened. The video conveyed the thoughts of various people involved in the construction, and the construction process was recorded.
In the latter half of the ceremony, Professor Kengo Kuma spoke about the completion of the co-education co-creation commons, as well as talking about the characteristics of the building he supervised and his thoughts on the design for students aiming to become architects. . At Okayama University, as a concept of co-education co-creation commons construction, “a place for new exchange and co-creation for the revitalization of local industry” and as a new symbol of Okayama, students learn and local people and companies We will create new value from Okayama to the world while further enhancing our collaboration with
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Clockwise from the upper left: Mr. Tanabe, who came up with the nickname, and President Makino, Mr. Tanabe presenting the reason for the idea, Mr. Naoki Iwagaki, Hiroshima branch manager of Shimizu Corporation, who presented a letter of appreciation, and Mr. Kuma [Image 5

Professor Kuma giving a lecture on the completion of Okayama University co-education co-creation commons
〇 Please see the URL below for the Okayama University co-education co-creation commons special site, which describes the process leading up to the nickname decision and the state of construction.
◆ Reference
・Architect Kengo Kuma has been appointed as a Specially Invited Professor (as of April 1, 2020) (Okayama University press release)  https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/tp/release/release_id690.html
・Special lecture by Professor Kengo Kuma and symposium “Future of Forests, Timber, and Architecture” (Wednesday, November 4, 2020)  https://www.engr.okayama-u.ac.jp/cat_00/20201106/
・[Okayama University] “Kengo Kuma Specially Invited Professor Lecture” will be held to commemorate the establishment of the new Faculty of Engineering [June 11, 2021 (Friday) Online]
・[Okayama University] Lecture commemorating the establishment of the new Faculty of Engineering was held by Specially Invited Professor Kengo Kuma
・[Okayama University] Specially Invited Professor Kengo Kuma (design supervisor) visited and exchanged opinions with President Makino and others for the construction of “Co-education Co-creation Commons”  https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000295.000072793.html
・[Okayama University] Groundbreaking ceremony for full-scale construction of “Co-education Co-creation Commons”
・[Okayama University] A student tour of the co-education co-creation commons was held
・[Okayama University] Held “CLT Seminar/Co-education Co-creation Commons Structure Tour”
・[Okayama University] A delegation from the National Conference for Promoting Use of Wood visited Okayama University
・ [Okayama University] Okayama University Green Innovation Center holds “Recurrent course for those who want to learn CLT”
・ [Okayama University] Holding a workshop to consider nicknames for co-education co-creation commons
・[Okayama University] Gallery exhibition introducing Okayama University co-education co-creation commons
・ [Okayama University] The nickname of Okayama University co-education co-creation commons has been decided as “OUX”!
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Completed Okayama University co-education co-creation commons (OUX) 〇Time-Lapse Photography No.1 Prelude, a video of the construction of Okayama University co-education co-creation commons using a fixed point camera (YouTube 2:50)
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6F2SjYsSyA]

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Okayama University Tsushima Campus (Kita Ward, Okayama City) ◆ Inquiries regarding this matter
General Affairs Division, Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Okayama University
 TEL: 086-251-8002
 Okayama University Media “OTD” (app):
 Okayama University Media “OTD” (web):
 Okayama University SDGs website: https://sdgs.okayama-u.ac.jp/  Okayama University Image Movie (YouTube): https://youtu.be/pKMHm4XJLtw “Okadai TV” (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi4hPHf_jZ1FXqJfsacUqaw Industry-academia co-creation activity “Okayama University Open Innovation Challenge” Recruiting co-creation activity partners for the term ending February 2023:
 Okayama University “THE Impact Ranking 2021” Comprehensive Ranking Within the top 200 in the world, No. 1 in Japan!!
 Okayama University “University Brand Image Survey 2021-2022” “University Active in SDGs” Ranked 1st in Chugoku/Shikoku!!
 Okayama University Ranked 1st in Chugoku/Shikoku in the 2022 edition of the “University Image Survey from the Perspective of Company Personnel Managers”!!
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