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Za Koenji Public Theatre – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Za Koenji Public Theater
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Toyo Ito
Status: Completed 2009
Structural Engineering: Sasaki Structural Consultants
Mechanical Engineering: Kankyo Engineering
General Contractor: Taisei Corporation

AE Interests: walls and roof constructed of steel plate reinforced concrete, stable yet extremely thin to accommodate acoustic requirements; carved out of a cube by five elliptic cones and two cylinders; floating structural system for every floor slab

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More pictures: 1

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Written by Alvin Nguyen

September 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Posted in Built

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