Designed by Showa Sekkei,Inc, Research Building Complex V on The University of Kyoto Katsura Campus is located in Kyoto, Japan. This facility is part of a project undertaken by the University of Kyoto, to develop new research buildings on the Katsura Campus, which is home to the Graduate School of Sciences. Research Building Complex V houses the Global Engineering Departments of the Graduate School of Engineering. The facility is intended, together with other research buildings for the Architecture and Architectural Engineering Departments and the Engineering Science Departments, to form a cluster of research buildings.
The Katsura Campus is located halfway up the slopes of a hilly area in the Katsura district of Kyoto City. Because this area was originally developed for residential use, it is subject to the City’s landscape preservation regulations, which limit the heights of buildings to 15 metres.