Novum Design Award
Architectural Design Category
Yumi Washio,Eri Takahashi,Yoichi Hanada,Noriya Todoroki(HACHIDO)
Redefinition of Central Office in the City
A renovation project that has transformed a forty-year-old private company building into an experimental site for the future where people can work and live creatively. We design "a future prototype of offices in the city," offering a variable public space open to the neighborhood, as well as the experience of empathic resonance necessary in the new era of dispersed working.
Open an existing building with "Creative Subtraction"
The central one of the three buildings that originally existed was demolished to create an open PARK. Since the site is located on a street corner, we intentionally created many openings in the building wall to provide paths for the wind and people to pass through. We aimed to transform our premises in Shinagawa from a "corporate-oriented, closed workplace" into an "open place, where working people can connect with society.”
Various stairs and stages were inserted into the two old buildings to create a place where people can stay and relax. The curved stairs and bridges with an organic design stand in good contrast to the old solid building, which is a symbol of this place.
FUMITO SUZUKI/Nacasa & Partners Inc.
DESIGN SCORE: /100
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