New Machida City Hall

The new city hall of Machida city, located at southwest rim of Tokyo, is surrounded by landscape that consists of coppiced. Zelkova plaza and roof gardens. Although the lucid composition of the multi-story part and the assembly hall is remarkable from a distant view, the planning, allocating the low part along the street, provides an intimate streetscape with a human scale. The one-stop lobby where public services to the citizens are provided is a public space for the city, and is located at the center of the building, surrounded by offices, a restaurant and café. The atrium is another public space which consists of a multi-story spine portion. It acts as a thermal for buffer the office area and will provide views of Tanzawa mountains to the workspaces.

Location: Machida, Tokyo, Japan
Completion Date: 2012
Building Type: City Hall
Structural System: Steel, Steel Reinforced Concrete, Reinforced Concrete
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 10 Stories
Site Area: 16,153m²
Building Area: 7,652m²
Total Floor Area: 41,510m²
Structural Engineer: Hanawa Structural Engineers
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ Notes
Landscape Design:studio on site
■ Awards / Competition
Public Building Award - Excellent Award(2016)
First Prize, open proposal (2006)