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BUILDING
 
 
Sendai Mediatheque
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DESIGNER
 
 
Toyo Ito

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VIDEO
 
 

LA MEDIATHEQUE DE SENDAI from Les Films d'Ici on Vimeo.

 

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
Japan [Nihon/Nippon]
Isle
Honshū
Region
Tohoku
Prefecture
Miyag
Town
Sendai
Neighborhoods
Aoba-ku
Address
2-1, Kasuga-cho (Jozenji Avenue)
 
 
Website
E-mail
office@smt.city.sendai.jp
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Libraries and media libraries
Buildings for other cultural activities
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1995 - 1997     project winner of competition
Realisation
1998 - 2000
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Luigi Spinelli, "Sendai Mediatheque", Domus 957, aprile/april 2012, pp. 154-156
Femke Bijlsma, "Immaterialità allo stato puro/Sendai Mediatheque", L'Arca Plus 45, II trimestre/quarter 2005 [Doppia pelle/Double Skin], pp. 4-9
Femke Bijlsma, "Due anni dopo/Sendai Mediatheque", L'Arca 186, novembre/november 2003, pp. 20-25
Tomoko Sakamoto, Albert Ferre (ed.), Toyo Ito, Toyo Ito. Sendai Mediatheque, Actar Editorial, 2002
Philip Jodidio, "Architecture Now! vol.2", Taschen, Köln 2002, pp. 154-159
Ron Witte with Hiroto Kobayashi (ed.), Toyo Ito : Sendai Mediatheque, Prestel, London 2002
Alfredo Zappa, "Alga colonna", VilleGiardini 372, settembre/september 2001, "Attualità" pp. 42-43
Detail 2001/7, [Fassaden, Außenwand/Facaden], pp. 1202-1220, 1263-1277
François Burckhardt, "Mediateca di Sendai, Giappone. Toyo Ito/The Sendai Mediatheque, Japan. Toyo Ito", Crossing 2, giugno/june 2001 [Exchanging roles], "Teoria applicata/Applied Theory" pp. 24-31
Mutsuro Sasaki, "La struttura della Mediateca di Sendai/The structure of the Sendai Mediatheque", Crossing 2, giugno/june 2001 [Exchanging roles], "Teoria applicata/Applied Theory" pp. 30-31 (24-31)
Deyan Sudjic, "Il vortice dell'informazione/The information vortex", Domus 835, marzo/march 2001, "Servizi/Features" pp. 36-59
Toyo Ito, "Tarzan nella giungla dei media/Tarzan in the media jungle", Domus 835, marzo/march 2001, "Servizi/Features" pp. 38, 40 (36-59)
Andrea Maffei (ed.), Toyo Ito. Le opere i progetti gli scritti, Electa, Milano 2001, pp. 232-259
Andrea Maffei, "La mediateca di Sendai: un organismo scomposto", Casabella 684-685, dicembre 2000-gennaio 2001/december 2000-january 2001 [Il buon Dio abita ancora nei particolari?/Does God still dwell in the details?], pp. 144-165
Marco De Michelis, "Consuntivi/Balance Sheets", Lotus international 104, marzo/march 2000 [Informale e nuove strutture], p. 104 (98-110)
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, Hyperarchitettura. Spazi nell'età dell'elettronica, "Universale di Architettura", Testo&Immagine, Torino 1998, pp. 23-25
Toyo Ito, "L'immagine dell'architettura nell'era elettronica/The image of architecture in electronic age", Domus 800, gennaio/january 1998 [2028], pp. 28-29 (28-37)
Toyo Ito, "Médiathèque in Sendai", Lotus international 93, giugno/june 1997 [Information Architects], pp. 58-63
2G 2, 1997/II [Toyo Ito], pp. 26-33
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CLIENT
 
 
City of Sendai
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
Site sq.m. 3.949
Total floor sq.m. 2.844
Built sq.m. 21.584
Dimensions
m. 50 x 50 x h. 35
Floors
8 aboveground
2 underground
1 penthouse
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Sasaki Structural Consultants (Ing. Mutsuro Sasaki)
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STAFF
 
Project
Toyo Ito & Associates
Project architect
Toyo Ito
Mechanical engineer
ES Associates
Civil engineer
Sogo Consultants
Ohtaki E&M Consulting Office
Lighting engineer
Lighting Planners Associates
Acoustical consultant
Nagata Acoustic
Nittobo Acoustic Engineering Co., Ltd
Structural consultant
Disaster control engineering:
Ataka Fire safety Design Office
Akeno sanitary Engineering Consultant Inc.
Furniture
Karim Rashid
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates
KT Architecture
Ross Lovegrove
Supervision
Senday City
Toyo Ito & Associates
 
 
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