Tokyo Gas was a regular client with a variety of needs. The diversity of projects ranged from a small lounge to a new re-training center in gas pipe fitting. In Japan’s lifetime employment system, employees can change careers within the company.
This building provides an inviting atmosphere for employees to study, socialize, and gather. The building turns inward facing an attractive interior court and blocking views of the industrial surrounding, and also includes “slots” of skylight that wash down interior walls. A new bus shelter and an entry gatehouse were included as accessory parts of the project.