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NewsNews • 21 Oct 2021

OMA reveals internal Tenjin Business Center activities with excavated atrium

Office buildings are typically quite sober and withdrawn from the public. This introverted typology hides its best assets, atriums and lobbies, behind a formal opaque screen. OMA’s approach excavates the facade to reveal the internal activities and draw the public in. Tomoyuki Kusunose The pixelated facade shapes a six-story atrium. The pixelation is an attempt by the architects to break the 90 meters high tower down to a human scale. The carved corner increases the inside-outside visual connection. Tomoyuki Kusunose Local Japanese developer Fukuoka Jisho commissioned OMA to design a freestanding housing block in Japan’s seventh biggest city Fukuoka. A Fukuoka native, OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, shaped the program... More