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Art Tower Mito

Art Tower Mito: 100m tall triple helix structure composed of titanium panels.

Art Tower Mito: 100m tall triple helix structure composed of titanium panels.

Art Tower Mito: Each side of the triangle is 9.6m long

Art Tower Mito: The spiral geometric tower creates a unique space

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Built as the symbol of Art Tower Mito, this tower was completed in 1990 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mito becoming an official city. The 100m tall tower is composed of spiraling titanium panel units, forming tetrahedrons and isosceles triangles.

Titanium is lighter in weight compared to other metals, however, is highly resistant to corrosion and weathering. These mechanical properties fit perfectly with Isozaki’s design concept, “buildings that last.”

This tower is symbolic in design and in architectural history, as this is a first Titanium skyscraper in Japan.

Product Material Metal Finishes
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Symbol Tower, Exterior Panels Titanium HL
Symbol Tower, Circular window frames Stainless Steel HL
Symbol Tower, Louvres Stainless Steel HL
ProjectArt Tower Mito
Abbreviated NameArt Tower Mito
ClientMito City
ArchitectArata Isozaki & Associates
ContractorConstruction Joint Venture: Taisei Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, Totetsu Kogyo Co., Ltd., Akui Corporation
Completion1990
LocationMito City, Ibaraki