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JA Kyosai Building, Hirakawamachi Residence "Midori Court Hirakawamachi"
The inviting interior of the Entrance Lobby
JA Kyosai Building, Hirakawamachi Residence "Midori Court Hirakawamachi"
JA Mutual Insurance Building (in front) and Hirakawa-cho Residence (at back)
JA Kyosai Building, Hirakawamachi Residence "Midori Court Hirakawamachi"
Exterior of JA Kyosai Building
JA Kyosai Building, Hirakawamachi Residence "Midori Court Hirakawamachi"
Rhythmic façade of Hirakawamachi Residence
JA Kyosai Building, Hirakawamachi Residence "Midori Court Hirakawamachi"
Landscaping for comfortable green spaces

JA Kyosai Building, Hirakawamachi Residence "Midori Court Hirakawamachi"

The project was a rebuilding of the outdated national headquarters for National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives (JA Kyosairen) on the same site.
In addition to national headquarters offices, tenant offices, residences, auditorium and retail facilities formed a complex mix. The legal framework utilized the Comprehensive Design Scheme to reformulate the composition and provide good public open spaces and a high quality urban environment.
As the hub for JA Kyosairen activities, the design called for "Security", and "Safety" as an expression of the mission to provide "mutual aid". We responded with images of "inviting in, leading and helping each other" as the motifs using Japanese elements in expressions of the design.
The high rise office towers are equipped with the latest environmental technologies in a quiet, clean design and the residential units are given a dignified rhythmic expression with a fresh cleanliness as the base providing a continuity for the whole. The podium creates the first impressions of the building for both parts in their respective entrances as well as the myriad faces of the varied functions melding into the neighborhood. The whole is tuned and woven in a symphonic assemblage expressed in the facade.
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Project Summary

Project Name
JA Kyosai Building, Hirakawamachi Residence "Midori Court Hirakawamachi"
Location
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Major Use
Office, Residential, Conference Room, Commercial
Completion
Feb. 2011
Total Floor Area
87,477 m²
Structure
S, RC, SRC
Mid-levels Seismic Isolation
Floors
21F 2BF
Photo Credit
Miyagawa
Katsuta Photograph Office
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