PROJECTS - corporate
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Boeicho Tokyo Midtown Project - Office Buildings - Tokyo, Japan
Master Architect: Skidmone, Owings & Merill New York
Owner: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Originally owned and operated by the Japanese government as a site for the offices of the department of self-defense, the site was converted to a multi-use complex by a large commercial developer. The lifestyle goal was to create a small town within the city that would provide working, living, entertainment, hospitality, and retail options in a single central location. The main office tower forms the vertical backdrop to the site and is flanked by smaller towers on either side. The central tower features two strips of LED bars programmed to ascend and descend in tandem, enlivening the building and creating an illusion of greater height. At the building crown, LED lamps are embedded in a spandrel between faceted glass panels. Like fireflies, they slowly glow on and off independent of one other, shimmering gracefully.
The rigid geometry of traditional Japanese architecture became standard for the design theme throughout the space. Interior panels resemble koshi screens with lighting integrated behind the wood slat screens wrap the walls and ceilings in the lobby of the office buildings. The facility includes roughly 300,000 m2 commercial office space, 30,000 m2 commercial retail space, a 35,000 m2 five-star hotel, 77,000 m2 of residential units, and a 10,000 m2 cultural facility.
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