ultramarinus – beyond the sea

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM, Tokyo

Design competition for Tokyo Forum was held in 1989. The winning design by architect Rafael Vinoly was completed in 1996. Tokyo Forum occupies the site of Tokyo’s former city hall. The mega truss overhead allows the glass atrium to become one of the largest column free structures in Japan. Theatres, conference halls, and exhibition spaces stack along one side of the atrium, while ramps and catwalks on the opposite side provide access to different levels. The exterior space outside the Glass Hall becomes a lively public space at night dotted with café tables and snack trucks.

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Read other posts on 2014 Tokyo:
1. Tokyo 2014 (Introduction)
2. Yokohama Osanbashi Pier
3. Ginza, Tokyo
4. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
5. Omotesando, Tokyo
6. Harajuku & Aoyama, Tokyo
7. Nezu Museum, Tokyo
8. Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
9. The National Art Centre, Tokyo
10. Midtown, Tokyo
11. A Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo
12. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
13. A Night in Yanaka, Tokyo
14. Breakfast at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo
15. Moveable Feast, Tokyo
16. Seasonal Fruits, Tokyo
17. Afterthought, Tokyo

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