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Sendai Mediatheque- Sendai-shi, Japan

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Images [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]

Building: Sendai Mediatheque

Location: Sendai-shi, Japan

Architect: Toyo Ito

Structure: Sasaki Structural Consultants

Mechanical: Es Associates, Sogo Consultants, Otaki E&M Consultants

Construction: 1997- 2000

AE Interests: 13 independent steel-ribbed shafts (tubular columns) constructed with steel-tube truss system; steel-ribbed “honeycomb” slabs of sandwiched steel-plate construction; basement features seismic energy-absorbing mechanisms; the structural tubes also act as light wells, connectors for cables and wiring, elevator shafts and stairwells; structural glass to reinforce the curtain wall

Interviews [1], [2]

Videos [1]

Articles [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]

Written by Emily Pace

November 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Built

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