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BUILDING
 
 
Shiseido building
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DESIGNER
 
 
Ricardo Bofill

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DESCRIPTION
 
In Ghinza, Tokyo's most prestigious district, an emblematic building has been constructed for the Shiseido cosmetics firm founded in 1872. This 56-m high tower block display all the manifestations that contribute to reasserting the firm's image and informing about its future projects. A staircase links the different floors, recreating the elegant atmosphere of the former thirties head office. The façade, a symbolic element par excellence, was meticulously conceived to provide a balanced mixture of traditional culture and new technology. The program includes a shop, showroom, tearoom, restaurants, art gallery and conference room.

Edited by Ricardo Bofill / Taller de Arquitectura
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
Japan [Nihon/Nippon]
Isle
Honshū
Region
Kantō
Prefecture
Tōkyō
Town
Tōkyō
Neighborhoods
Chuo-ku
District
Ginza
Address
8-8-3 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Department stores, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
Showrooms
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Conference halls
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Realisation
2001
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CLIENT
 
 
Shiseido Co., Ltd.
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 6.000
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STAFF
 
Design
Taller de Arquitectura
Associate architect
Elia Taniguchi
 
 
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