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Shibuya Subway Station – Tokyo, Japan

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Photos from NikkeiBP and excite/ism

Building: Shibuya Subway Station, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Completed: June 2008
Architect: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Collaborative Engineer(s): Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Tokyu Architects & Engineers Inc
Cost: $2.976 billion (¥250bn)

AE Interests: Fresh air and light circulates via open atrium and a ventilation shaft; oval, vaulted walls; prefabricated glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) used for every surface: floors, walls, ceilings and columns; concrete skin incorporates a water-cooling system (Water pipes lining the outer shell)


Written by Jake Henning

September 2, 2010 at 2:59 am

Posted in Built

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