ASSIA2017 will be held at the Kyoto University Clock Tower, which is the most recognizable structure of the Kyoto University campus. The Clock Tower was designed by Goichi Takeda, the university’s first Professor of Architecture, and completed in 1925. With attention given to Secession-style design in all of its facets, the sonorous feel of the exterior makes for a building of immense historical significance.
Using the most advanced technology of the time, the Clock Tower was one of the first university structures to be built with reinforced concrete. The interior of the hall itself was assembled using angle-plates, rivets and steel trusses. In the eight decades since it was opened, the Clock Tower has come to symbolize Kyoto University, having served variously as the lecture hall for the Faculties of Law and Economics, as well as, in more recent times, the Administration Bureau.
ASSIA2017 will take place in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is an ancient capital of Japan and served as the emperor’s residence from 794 until 1868. Recently, Kyoto is one of the most popular cities in Japan especially for sight-seeing, and holds a UNESCO world heritage site “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto,” which consists of famous temples, shrines, and castles. Spring and autumn are the most beautiful seasons in Kyoto, where visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms and autumn leaves at historical places. For more information, please visit the following pages.