Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaWed, 23 Apr 2014 18:17:29 +0200Shiodome City Centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Shiodome%20City%20CenterTokyo, Japan
Designer: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and associates
Contributed by: Nazar

The Shiodome master plan incorporates a 44-story office tower of 140,000 sqm., a smaller tower for the Matsushita Headquarters of 4,400 sqm., retail area of 2,800 sqm., and the reconstructed historic Shimbashi station, Japan's first railroad depot, on an unusual site located at the south-eastern edge of the Ginza shopping area in central Tokyo. From an urban design point of view, the project was challenging. The site is a very complex, irregular shape and faces a network of streets and elevated roadways on the north side, new large high-rise projects on the east and south sides, and an undistinguished low-rise development on the west side. Respectful of its historic and cultural importance, the reconstructed Shimbashi Railroad Station occupies the central and most prominent position on the site. It is flanked on the east by the Matsushita Headquarters and on the south by the larger Shiodome City Center Tower.

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Higashishinbashi 1-5-2
105-0021 Tokyo
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DN Tower 21http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/DN%20Tower%2021Tokyo, Japan
Designer: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and associates
Contributed by: Nazar

The building is a combined headquarters for the Dai-Ichi/Seimei Insurance Company and the Norinchukin Bank. The new building consists of two reconstructed historic structures and a new 900,000 square foot tower, which is 20 stories high. The existing Dai Ichi-Seimei building is a landmark of modern architecture, and the Norinchukin Bank is a refined and elegant design in the Classic Showa manner. The buildings stand on Hibiza moat, facing the Imperial Palace in Central Tokyo. Approximately half of the site has been preserved. The project is Japan's first application of a Special Planning Permission for historic building conservation. In approaching the problem of adding a substantial volume to the combined sites of both buildings, preservation was a primary objective; preservation not only in the sense of saving the facades but also in the sense of ensuring that the addition did not detract from their character.

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Yurakucho 1-13-1
100-8111 Tokyo
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Louis Vuitton Ginza Matsuyahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Louis%20Vuitton%20Ginza%20MatsuyaTokyo, Japan
Designer: Jun Aoki
Contributed by: Nazar

Louis Vuitton Ginza Matsuya is the exterior finish design of the store, which occupies a space 28.1 meters in length, 18.8 meters in width and 7.4 meters in height at the corner of a department store. A wall of aluminum panels 10 millimeters thick with open joints forms a podium. Above that is a double-skin exterior wall 5.9 meters high. Laminated glass with a pattern of dots, each15 millimeters square, in the inner layer is used on the outside. Louis Vuitton's checkered patter is on the interior side of the glass and on the wall on the inside, making three layers of patterns in all. There is 68 centimeters between the glass and the inside wall. Since the moiré pattern disappears when the building is seen from the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street, the checkered pattern on the wall is displaced one unit every 85 centimeters so as to create a checkered pattern with units 85 centimeters swuare. In parts of the store the pattern appears blurred from the outside.

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Ginza 3-6-1
104-0061 Tokyo
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La Bellone - Maison du Spectaclehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/La%20Bellone%20-%20Maison%20du%20SpectacleBrussels, Belgium
Designer: Olivier Noterman
Contributed by: Nazar

The house of Bellone is a building in late baroque style and now welcomes a centre dedicated to show and performances. La Bellone (click to zoom) A hall and a covered passage give access to a court that is the entrance for the house called Bellone, classified in 1956. This remarkable house of late baroque style was built at the dawn of the 18th century, probably by Jean Cosyn, architect-sculptor of the Grand-Place. Its facade, the most beautiful of Brussels, carries a chronogramme which places its construction in 1697. Originally, the house was probably a summer house for the rich. Several persons were the happy owners and the inhabitants of the Bellone. In 1913, it was acquired by the City. The House of Bellone was put at the disposal of the House of the Show (Maison du Spectacle) for th e elaboration of its activities.

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Rue de Flandre 46
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Sporthall in Schaarbeekhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Sporthall%20in%20SchaarbeekBrussels, Belgium
Designer: O2 Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The project sits within a historically upper class area, within a homogeneous and continuous building frontage that defined clear boundaries between private and public space. While maintaining the building alignment, the proposal stands off the traditional layout, and gives a contemporary answer to the current social and multicultural change. The building blurs the boundaries between public and private thanks to a perforated metal cladded front courtyard. As visitors (users, pedestrians) approach it, a milk like perforated white screen gradually opens up and reveals a front open air recreational amenity and a background high performance translucent polyester volume. While maintaining the street alignment, the lower part of grated screen unfolds to allow the public space to extend within the building during opening hours. Beside the social unifying symbolic role, the large folding gate creates porch roof for the building.

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Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 117
1000 Brussels
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Shin-Marunouchi Buildinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Shin-Marunouchi%20BuildingTokyo, Japan
Designer: Hopkins Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The Shin-Marunouchi building stands on an extremely important site on the avenue leading to the Imperial Palace, opposite Tokyo Station Plaza (known as the 'gateway to Japan'), The symbolic importance of the area has resulted in strict town planning and codes which together with the commercial requirement to maximise floor space have been strong factors influencing the design for the contemporary yet formal building. The goal of the client was to establish a new area centre by including all functions appropriate for international businesses in a mixed-use, high-rise form within a landmark urban landscape. The structure is divided into three sections - two separate towers on a single podium base. There is an underground connection to Tokyo Station Plaza. The six-storey podium houses shops and restaurants. The building's West facade faces one of Tokyo's most exclusive shopping streets. Offices in the towers house a number of leading international business tenants.

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Marunouchi 2-4-1
100-6390 Tokyo
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Japan Post Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Japan%20Post%20TowerTokyo, Japan
Designer: Helmut Jahn
Contributed by: Nazar

Japan Post Tower, a 38-story high-rise building designed by Helmut Jahn's Chicago firm in collaboration with Mitsubishi Jishu Sekkei, will hold its official grand opening for all commercial space Friday, March 21, 2013. The high-rise corporate headquarters was rebuilt on the site next to the historic Tokyo Station. The new tower will house the Tokyo Central Post Office, an academic and cultural museum, commercial facility KITTE, a retail galleria of nearly one hundred shops and restaurants, state-of-the-art business offices, and more.

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Marunouchi 2-7-2
100-0005 Tokyo
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GranTokyo South Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/GranTokyo%20South%20TowerTokyo, Japan
Designer: Nikken Sekkei
Contributed by: Nazar

The GranTokyo is a skyscraper located at Tokyo Station Yaesu exit consisting of two towers: the 43 story GranTokyo North Tower and 42 story GranTokyo South Tower. Daimaru Tokyo Department Store is located on the lower floors of the North Tower, and in the South Tower, there is the GranAge shopping district directly connected to the Yaesu underground shopping arcade. This twin tower is still under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2011. It is attracting a lot of attention as a lively business/commercial area which fusing offices, commercial facilities, the train station, and an underground shopping complex.

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Marunouchi 1-1-44
100-0005 Tokyo
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GranTokyo North Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/GranTokyo%20North%20TowerTokyo, Japan
Designer: Nikken Sekkei
Contributed by: Nazar

The GranTokyo is a skyscraper located at Tokyo Station Yaesu exit consisting of two towers: the 43 story GranTokyo North Tower and 42 story GranTokyo South Tower. Daimaru Tokyo Department Store is located on the lower floors of the North Tower, and in the South Tower, there is the GranAge shopping district directly connected to the Yaesu underground shopping arcade. This twin tower is still under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2011. It is attracting a lot of attention as a lively business/commercial area which fusing offices, commercial facilities, the train station, and an underground shopping complex.

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Yaesu 1-208-5
103-0028 Tokyo
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Dentsu Headquartershttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Dentsu%20HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Designer: Jerde Partnership International
Contributed by: Nazar

To realize Dentsu's vision, Jerde anchored the site's office tower (designed by Jean Nouvel) with a place to relax and escape the fast-paced urban lifestyle. Offering restaurants and cafes, a performance theater, an advertising library and museum and specialty shops, the new community center extends activity at Dentsu's headquarters long after the workday ends. Jerde designed the base of the project as a rock using granite and natural materials to represent a strong foundation and natural extension of the earth. The rock metaphor is continued to the interior six-level, terraced space featuring stone walls, waterfalls and natural light. Since opening, the Dentsu headquarters has not only launched a new era in the firm's drive to become the leader in communications, it has become a social and cultural hub in downtown Tokyo.

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Higashishinbashi 1-8-2
105-7108 Tokyo
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Kajima Head Office Buildinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Kajima%20Head%20Office%20BuildingTokyo, Japan
Designer: Kajima Design
Contributed by: Nazar

The two wings of the original Kajima head office, the first of which was completed in 1968 and the second in 1971, were demolished to make way for the new Kajima Head Office Building, which is located immediately adjacent to the site of the former building. The white exterior frame of structural beams and columns carries on the tradition of clean-cut simplicity typically known as the "Kajima style." Double glazing, consisting of a combination of Low-E glass and heat absorbing glass, is used on all openings to achieve a thermal barrier comparable with that of a double-skinned facade. The office portion of the building is divided into modules measuring 3.6 meters by 3.6 meters to create a flexible workspace that can be adapted to a variety of tasks or organizational structures.

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Motoakasaka 1-3-1
100-8111 Tokyo
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Rolex Toyocho Buildinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Rolex%20Toyocho%20BuildingTokyo, Japan
Designer: Maki and Associates.
Contributed by: Nazar

The new building for the world renowned watchmaker, Rolex, is located along Eitai Street, a busy Tokyo thoroughfare running alongside Toyo Park. The main work spaces are sandwiched between the exterior cladding (a unitized double-skin curtain wall) and the central core. The double skin's interstitial space serves as a thermal and acoustic insulation layer, and perceptually adds a sense of depth to the facade. The treated interior glass layer filters views of the surroundings, while the emphasis on horizontality and a transparency adds new life to the surroundings.

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Toyo 3-28-6
135-0016 Tokyo
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Yokohama I-land Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Yokohama/Yokohama%20I-land%20TowerYokohama, Japan
Designer: Maki and Associates.
Contributed by: Nazar

This building bisects its triangular site and acts as the front facade of the former downtown area. The wings of the low-rise section are intended to integrate the new structure with the scale of the surrounding buildings. The skin of the high-rise portion is a glass and aluminum curtain wall with a repeating geometrical pattern. Protruding stairways and two chimneys add to the composition of the east elevation.

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Honcho 6-50-1
231-0005 Yokohama
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YKK R&D Centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/YKK%20R%2526D%20CenterTokyo, Japan
Designer: Maki and Associates.
Contributed by: Nazar

In response to the program and scale of the adjacent residential neighborhood, the YKK R&D Center is broken down into several blocks. A central courtyard patio 8-meter above the ground serves as a gathering space and allows light into other sections of the building. The division of the volume creates a distinct atmosphere in the building itself (located in a context where open space is sparse). Moreover, the atrium and courtyard spaces imply new possibilities for urbanism within architecture itself.

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Kamezawa 3-22-1
130-0014 Tokyo
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Tokyo Denki Universityhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Tokyo%20Denki%20UniversityTokyo, Japan
Designer: Maki and Associates.
Contributed by: Nazar

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Tokyo Denki University, the Tokyo Senju Campus was established in April of 2012. Not only does the campus provide state-of-the-art facilities for the next generation, but also all future development at the Kita Senju Station East Entrance is envisioned to be centered around this new campus. Therefore, the entire campus is planned to be open to the public, with expansive landscape full of greenery that will enhance communication and social interaction between the university and the neighboring community. The public spaces are within the 'Agora' located at the low-rise portion of the buildings, which surround the campus plaza. In addition to these gathering spaces, the 'Loggia,' which faces the station plaza provides spaces for the individual, similar to what can be experienced in the historic city plazas of southern Italy. The exterior of the buildings will reflect the diversity of the university and cityscape.

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Senjuasahicho 5
120-0026 Tokyo
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Front Building of Chliriethallehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Oberglatt/Front%20Building%20of%20ChliriethalleOberglatt, Switzerland
Designer: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
Contributed by: MS

The entrance wing of a triple gymnasium from the 1970s, which is also used for events such as concerts, trade fairs and festivities, fell victim to a fire and is to be replaced by a new building that corresponds to today's requirements in terms of functions and ambience. A roof surface that has been seamlessly extended combines the existing building and the extension, making it possible to develop these, in line with the conditions of the interior spaces, without allowing the new Chirliet Hall to deteriorate into a division between old and new. A foyer that can be partitioned, which has a view of the park-like environment, is connected to the lounge on the upper storey via a ramp.

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Chlirietstrasse 20
8154 Oberglatt
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Dentsu Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Dentsu%20TowerTokyo, Japan
Designer: Jean Nouvel
Contributed by: Nazar

The building houses the corporate offices of Dentsu. 48 floors rise to 213.34 m, it is the eleventh-tallest building in Tokyo and second-tallest in Shiodome. It was designed by Jean Nouvel and completed in 2002. It was built over the site of Tokyo's first train station, and sits aside the Hamarikyu Gardens, formerly the site of a Shogun's vacation home. The Dentsu building is an example of contemporary architecture, featuring collectors on the roof to utilize rainwater for its plumbing system, as well as ceramic dots on the windows which, in concert with computerized window shades, control climate control expediture. The Dentsu building has 70 elevators, including a special elevator reserved only for VIPs and executive management.

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Higashishinbashi 1-8-2
105-7377 Tokyo
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Atomiumhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/AtomiumBrussels, Belgium
Designer: André Waterkeyn
Contributed by: HJI

The Atomium is a modern monument in the Heizelpark in Brussels. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn for the International Exhibition of Brussels, that took place here in 1958, the Atomium is a steel structure that is half way between sculpture and architecture. It exists out of nine large spheres, each with a diameter of 18 meters. They are arranged in the configuration of a central cubic system and form an iron of cristal, magnified 165 billion times. Made entirely of steel clad with aluminium, the structure, at a hight of 102 metres and standing on three enormous bipods, dominates the Heysel plateau. The interior disposition of the spheres was being undertaken by architects André and Jean Polak. The Atomium was not intended to survive the Exhibition of 1958. Its popularity and success, however, ensured its place as a major landmark on the Brussels skyline.

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Atomium square 1
B-1020 Brussels
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HVW-CAPAChttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/HVW-CAPACBrussels, Belgium
Designer: LOW Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

LOW Architects designed new facade and interior of HVW/CAPAC- federal offices for migration- in Brussels . The windows are arranged at different angles.

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Rue de Brabant 62
1210 Brussels
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Rogier Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Rogier%20TowerBrussels, Belgium
Designer: Samyn and Partners
Contributed by: Nazar

The Rogier Tower is a skyscraper located in the Northern Quarter central business district of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium. It owes its name to the square Place Rogier/Rogierplein in front of the building. It was formerly known as the Dexia Tower after Dexia bank, but that bank fell victim to the 2007-2012 global financial crisis and the tower's name was changed on March 1, 2012. Constructed between 2002 and 2006, the Rogier Tower is 137 m tall. It was originally planned to be 179 m tall, but the proposal was rejected because the height was thought to be excessive. The Rogier Tower is also one of the few towers in Brussels whose roof is not horizontal, instead being made up of three inclined sections.

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Place Charles Rogier 16
1000 Brussels
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