Tokyo International Forum
The architectural design reveals the design concept: the public space can extend more into the building, and “people” can have more interaction with the building and help activate the interior space. The glass hall is independent, complete, tall, and transparent. The overall shape is restricted by the site and presents as a shuttle shape. The east side of the shuttle shape uses granite stone walls to avoid the noisy traffic system behind; the other side facing the middle square is fully covered with transparent glass facade, pedestrians passing through the square can clearly receive various information in the glass hall. At the same time, although the four boxy halls are separated from the glass hall by the square, they are visually integrated with the glass hall thanks to the transparency of the facade. Entering the glass hall from the square, the seven-story lobby, the exquisitely shaped white fish-belly truss, and its supporting system make people feel the greatness of this “urban living room”, as if they are inside of a huge ship, and the soft light is scattered in the hall through the fish belly truss.