Rolex Toyocho Building

The new building for the world renowned watchmaker, Rolex, is located along Eitai Street, a busy Tokyo thoroughfare running alongside Toyo Park. The main work spaces are sandwiched between the exterior cladding (a unitized double-skin curtain wall) and the central core. The double skin’s interstitial space serves as a thermal and acoustic insulation layer, and perceptually adds a sense of depth to the facade. The treated interior glass layer filters views of the surroundings, while the emphasis on horizontality and a transparency adds new life to the surroundings.

Location: Kouto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Completion Date: 2002
Building Type: Office
Structural System: Steel Reinforced Concrete, Steel
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 7 Stories
Site Area: 1,697m²
Building Area: 1,503m²
Total Floor Area: 11,042m²
Structural Engineer: Hanawa Structural Engineers
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: P.T. Morimura and Associates
■ Publication
GA JAPAN:2003. No.60