- 1871 West Mall
- Donald Matsuba
- $1.6 million
- Sources of funds:
- One half from Federation of Economic Organizations and the Expo 70 Foundation
in Japan, the other half from government of Canada and B.C.. $1.4 million
further fund to finish the interior from private sectors corporations.
- Construction Type:
- Reinforced concrete with metal decking.
- Architectural features:
- This building has Oriental
characteristics, covered in enamelled, metal shingles with a pond surrounding
it, and a pyramid-shaped roof. It is also surmounted by a pagoda shaped
- Originally as a centennial gift from Japan, the
centre serves as a symbolic sign for the close ties between Asian and Canada.
The Centre is now housing the Department of Asian Studies, the Asian Studies
Library and the Institute of Asian Research.
- Building users:
- Asian Studies, International Liaison Officer,
Department of History, Institute of Asian Research, Department of Music,
- Ceremonies Office; UBC Buildings (Campus Planning)
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