Spiral

Spiral is an urban art center, where fine arts and design exhibitions, music, and stage performances can take place in a variety of settings. A continuous circular space winds through gallery spaces, a café, an atrium and an assembly hall, creating a "stage" for people to see and to be seen, interacting with each other and with the artwork. The exterior facade, built up and composed from smaller details, reflects the complex program. On the interior, detailing is used more rhetorically, rather than simply continuing the exterior themes.

Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Completion Date: 1985
Building Type: Gallery, Multi-purpose Hall, Retail
Structural System: Steel Frame, Reinforced Concrete
Number of Floors: 2 Basement Levels + 9 Stories
Site Area: 1,733m²
Building Area: 1,462m²
Total Floor Area: 10,560m²
Structural Engineer: Kimura Structural Engineers
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ URL
http://www.spiral.co.jp/
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON)
SD:1986.1
Nikkei Architecture:1985.12.16
Kenchiku Bunka:1984.1
JA:1983.3
■ Awards / Competition
Reynolds Memorial Award(1987), JIA 25 Year Award(2011)