Toki Messe / Niigata Convention Center

Toki Messe is a convention complex located on Bandaijima Peninsula, at the estuary of the Shinano River. It is comprised of a large exhibition hall, conference rooms, an auditorium, and an atrium. The atrium serves as the central entrance, connecting a hotel, office, and commercial center. A 350m long public esplanade offers panoramic views toward the river and connects the entire complex. Overall, Toki Messe is characterized by an extremely transparent and ephemeral metal and glass facade, and expresses a simple, but strong architectural parti combining horizontality and verticality - a distinguished silhouette in the new landscape design of Bandaijima.

Location: Niigata, Niigata, Japan
Completion Date: 2003
Building Type: Convention, Exhibition
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete / Steel / Steel Reinforced Concrete / Precast Concrete
Number of Floors: 4 Stories + 1 Penthouse
Site Area: 103,129m²
Building Area: 19,571m²
Total Floor Area: 31,434m²
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ Publication
Nikkei Architecture:2003.8.18
GA JAPAN:2003. No.64
■ Awards / Competition
First Prize, open proposal (1997)