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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Fukoku Tower in Osaka, Japan by Dominique Perrault Architecture

 
November 27th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DPA

This tower project for the Fukoku insurance company takes inspiration from the profile of a gigantic tree whose roots proliferate on the surface of the ground. Splayed at its base, the tower’s outline tapers elegantly as it rises, gracing the city’s skyline with a vertical asymptote. The contrast between the structure’s base and upper regions is accentuated by the treatment of the building’s “bark”. Broad “wood chips” on the lower levels gradually give way to a sleek wall.

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  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Project: Fukoku Tower
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Client: Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Associated architect: Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Engineering: Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Development director: Mitsubishi Estate Group

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  • Site area: 3 900 m²
  • Built area: 68 500 m² (including car park)
  • Maximum height 133 m – 32 floors: 28 floors on surface, 4 basement levels
  • Beginning of conceptual design: 2007
  • Beginning of construction June: 2008
  • Completion: October 2010
  • Photography: Shimizy, DPA, Dominique Perrault

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Program

  • Office space : 30 000 m²
  • Car park : 4 080 m²
  • University laboratories : 3 400 m²
  • Commercial area: 4 930 m²
  • Office lobby: 950 m²

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The glass facade is worked into a crescendo of encrusted mirrors at the base, reflecting the colors of the sky and the surrounding environment. Situated at the exit of Osaka’s main train station, the building will become a lasting landmark in the urban landscape.

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