Upon completion, the Campus Village will provide housing and related community facilities for up to 50% of the total university population. OIST is developing the Village under a public-private partnership (PPP) with a commercial developer, under the terms of which the developer will build and operate the facilities on OIST's behalf for 30 years.
A range of housing types are being built, including shared and single apartments for students and postdocs, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments for postdoc couples and families, and family houses, principally for faculty.
The first stage of the Village construction was realized with the completion of the Village Center - a four story complex with apartments on the upper floors and common facilities on the ground floor - and several faculty hillside houses. A temporary, prefabricated building to house the Child Development Center's Tedako pre-school opened in January 2013 in preparation for a permanent structure, and future phases of housing development are being undertaken to accommodate demand as the campus population grows.
The four-story Village Center has common and community facilities on the ground floor and one- and two-bedroom apartments above.
Additional apartment housing blocks of two- and three-bedroom apartments surrounding a landscaped garden are being constructed to the East and West of the Village Center.