Makuhari Messe I

Makuhari Messe I is a convention center designed to accommodate exhibition, conferences and other events, and to symbolize Makuhari as a new city center outside of Tokyo. Beyond satisfying a variety of function and capacity requirements, each program space is given its own specific expression, creating a festive urbanism. Contemporary, and technologically driven details at a large scale combined with more delicate details at the human scale to produce a sense of density and warmth, despite the large scale of the project.

Location: Chiba City, Chiba, Japan
Completion Date: 1989
Building Type: Exhibition Hall, Conference Center, Auditorium, Arena
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete, Precast Concrete, Steel
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 4 Stories
Site Area: 173,191m²
Building Area: 105,144m²
Total Floor Area: 131,043m²
Structural Engineer: Kimura Structural Engineers + Structural Design Group
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON)
Kenchiku Bunka:1989.12, 1987.1
Nikkei Architecture:1989.11.27, 1989.11.3, 1988.3.7
GA JAPAN:1988.6
■ Awards / Competition
Building Contractors Society Prize(1991)
IATA Quaternario International Award(1993)
Public Building Award - Excellent Award(1994)
First Prize, invited competition (1986)