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Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault

  • 01:00 - 5 April, 2012
Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault
Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault, © Daici Ano
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Japan
  • Associated Architect

    Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Engineering

    Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Client

    Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Development Director

    Mitsubishi Estate Group
  • Site Area

    3.900 sqm
  • Built Area

    68.500 sqm (including car park)
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. 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”.

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Broad “wood chips” on the lower levels gradually give way to a sleek wall. 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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