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Art Tower Mito

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Building: Art Tower Mito

Address: 1-6-8 Goken-chō

Location: Mito, Japan

Architect: Arata Isozaki & Associates

Structural Engineer: ATM Structural Design

Acoustic Engineer: Nagata Acoustics

Construction:

1.Taisei Corporation

2.Takenaka Corporation

3.Totetsu Kogyo Co., Ltd., Akui Corporation

Completion: 1990

 

AE Interests: Built for 100th year anniversary of Mito becoming a city. 100 meter tower is composed of spiraling titanium panel units, forming 28 tetrahedrons and 57 isosceles triangles.  Titanium was chosen because it is highly resistance to corrosion and weathering. Built to last. First titanium skyscraper in japan!

 

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Written by Ofek Bruhis

November 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

Posted in Built

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