Takubo Engineering Co., Ltd, a company which develops coating systems for engineering products, relocated their Technical Center (which had previously been in Yashio) to Togane city. The location of Togane Technical Center (which is near Narita airport and Chiba port ) was chosen for easy access to transport links for the foreign market. The concept of the design integrated a factory and an office area on one site with a large vaulted ceiling, which made it possible for workers to communicate more effectively. Located in a low-rise building, the factory/ demonstration room is on the ground floor, with the offices for the sales, development, service and projects divisions on the first floor. We designed a library area, which contains project information from all Takubo's customers and built it in the centre of the office. People get together there, and this space creates an environment for natural communication. Natural light from large north-facing windows and the use of "Sanbu" cedar (a local wood) created a warm open environment that makes you feel closer to the nature outside.
Received the 20thNikkei New Office Award
Received the 14thChiba Prefecture
Architecture Culture Award