Makuhari Messe II, North Hall

Makuhari Messe II, North Hall is an expansion of Makuhari Messe I. The success of local and international events at Phase I created even more diverse demands, and resulted in the need for this expansion. In contrast with Phase I's silhouette (formed in the image of a mountain range), the roofscape of Phase II is a shifting form that incorporates both convex and concave curves. The dynamic skyline created from these two curves gives a new identity to the ever-changing waterfront at Makuhari.

Location: Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Completion Date: 1997
Building Type: Exhibition Hall
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete, Steel, Steel Reinforced Concrete
Number of Floors: 2 Stories
Site Area: 43,960m²
Building Area: 30,572m²
Total Floor Area: 37,176m²
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON):2009.6
GA JAPAN:1998. No.30
■ Awards / Competition
Building Contractors Society Prize(1999)