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POLA Gotanda Building, Crystal Lobby Retrofit

Bespoke paint coated (similar to Piano Black, CM-PB or E5-C) aluminium ceiling

Bespoke paint coated (similar to Piano Black, CM-PB or E5-C) aluminium ceiling

Building Function
Material
Metal Finishes

The “Crystal Lobby” was first completed in 1971; it was a vast space with laminated glass ceiling using double core system. It was revisited in 2015 to secure earthquake resistance and preserve the beauty of its original design.
The retrofitting included the replacement of the glass ceiling with Kikukawa’s bespoke aluminium paint coated ceiling panels. These panels are light in weight, fabricated and installed in the required super-flatness, and polished so finely that they are almost mirror-like.

Product Material Metal Finishes
or
Metalwork
1F Lobby
Ceiling Cut-detail Panel
Aluminium Urethane bespoke paint coating
Piano Black
ProjectPOLA Gotanda Building, Crystal Lobby Retrofit
Abbreviated NamePOLA Gotanda Building, Crystal Lobby Retrofit
ClientPOLA Inc.
ArchitectTakuya Oba, Hidemichi Takahashi, Design Section, NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD
ContractorTakenaka Corporation
Completion2015
LocationShinagawa-ku, Tokyo