It was designed with the image of current and coming photonics creation in medical field, which is progressed with initiative taken by Hamamatsu Medical College in Innovation Photonics Evolution Research Center.
Now, 90 years after Professor Kenjiro Takayanagi successfully send and receive the TV picture, it should be very meaningful that Shizuoka University、Hamamatsu Medical College, The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, and Hamamatsu Photonics K. K. got together in Innovation Photonics Evolution Research Center and progress the study together in the same building. Therefore, we designed it as a symbol of the achievement of Professor Takayanagi, who has expanded the science into “technology” and “industry,” consequently influenced “culture,” with information made international and real-time, with the study note (replica), etc. as a motif.
First-floor area of Innovation Photonics Evolution Research Center Building is a space of wonder. Although it looks like a space within the building at a glance, it is always open. It is a place where lots of students, researchers, medical people, and businesspeople walk by. But it is not just a “corridor.” It is a tunnel to “think”, “creating” big roof to “create things,” and a space to “keiko.”
Incidentally, meaning of the Japanese word “keiko” (practice) is, considering the Chinese characters composing the word, “think of the old period.” It is the activity of reviewing the past studies, covering them with their own idea, and generating new ideas. Therefore, keiko in martial arts and the way of tea means this.
Space of the 1st floor is really a “road” to contact the past record of studies and create the future. Therefore, we name the corridor “Awareness Road.”
We deeply appreciate Dr. Masahiko Hirano of Shizuoka University, who has given important comments and proposals in considering the first displays in the Photonics Evolution Research Center Building.
innovative Photonics Evolution Research Center(iPERC)
3-5-1 Johoku, Naka, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 432-8011 Japan
phone: +81-53-478-3253 ／ fax: +81-53-478-3256