National Art Center Tokyo, Roppongi Development, Minato Building, Japanese Architecture, Architect

National Art Center, Tokyo

Japanese Building Development in Roppongi, Minato design by Kishō Kurokawa + Nihon Sekkei, Japan

28 May 2013

Design: Kishō Kurokawa Architects & Associates ; Nihon Sekkei Inc.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Date built: 2000-05

Roppongi Hills Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo Building
photo : Kevin Hemphill

National Art Center Tokyo

The architects for this modern Japanese building were Kishō Kurokawa Architects & Associates; Nihon Sekkei Inc.

The National Art Center Tokyo is one of the last works of the celebrated contemporary Japanese architect Kishō Kurokawa.

NAC Tokyo building
image © James Whitaker 2009

Fins were mounted over the wavy glass facade to prevent direct sunlight from entering the building. Overall, the facade is approximately 160 meters wide.

Tokyo building by Kishō Kurokawa + Nihon Sekkei, Japan
building photo from Robert Day

Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan

Contact: +81 3-5777-8600

NAC Tokyo building images / information from KPF, Architects, USA

National Art Center Tokyo Building design : Kisho Kurokawa

Nikken Sekkei

Text from Kishô KUROKAWA, the architect of the NAC Tokyo building:

“The National Art Center, Tokyo is the art exhibition facility designed especially for both temporary exhibitions organized by curators and exhibitions presented by artist associations. The building is designed for the efficient delivery and removal of works of art, making it possible to carry on several exhibitions at the same time.

The entrance lobby atrium features 21.6 meters high-ceiling and the undulated glass façade. The energy-saving design cuts out of solar heat and ultraviolet rays, and the building has a symbiotic relationship with the surrounding areas.

I hope people come to enjoy not only works of art, but also the restaurant, cafés, and museum shop, and the Center will function as the heart of art and culture in Tokyo.”
source: National Art Center Tokyo Building – architecture description

Location: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, 106-0032, Japan, eastern Asia

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