Contemporary Architecture

Rafael Viñoly – Tokyo International Forum


Principal Characteristics and Design Considerations:

  • Large column free spaces (Efficient structural system)
  • Pedestrian Movement
  • Clarity in organization of space
  • Display Area
  • Openings for entry of large exhibits
  • Lighting and Ventilation
  • Services (Electrical and HVAC)

Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan:

  • Completed: 1997
  • Client:  Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Architect: Rafael Viñoly
  • Structural: Structural Design Group Co.,Ltd
  • Site Area: 21,000 square m
  • Building Area: 7,360 square m
  • Total Floor Area: 40,400 square m
  • Length : 208 meters, Width : 31.7 meters, Height : 57.5 meters
  • Total Steel Weight : 6,600 Ton.
  • The main elements of the Forum are a 60 meter high hull-shaped glass and steel atrium on the west end of the site and a cluster of block like buildings, housing the theaters, restaurants and shops, along the east end of the site.

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