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Azusa Sekkei moved to the third floor of a distribution warehouse located next to Haneda Airport by integrating its headquarters functions that used to be separated to Tennozu and Haneda. Mr. Shinichi Saito, Chief of the Architecture Department BASE 01 says "We created the framework with a runway on a mega-plate, installed a 100 m runway that goes from the entrance to the deep area as the company's face from which we can view the entire space. Four runways pass through the office vertically and horizontally and there are meeting spaces and community bases at the intersection. We aimed to see the faces of all members while we work together on the mega-plate. We advanced the free address system that we started before we moved and adopted an ABW-like concept such as lounge and concentration desks in addition to induction-type free addresses within each department. Working in the new office has increased the amount of our communication where designing work requires collaboration across departments."
The concept of lighting is "Diversity of light." The ultimate variable, diversified lighting environments are provided for supporting diversified working practices performed in the mega-plate. As letting in external light is difficult on a large floor, the office uses a light control that follows the circadian rhythm* that enables workers to sensuously grasp time through the tone of light and illuminance in accordance with the time of the day. Decrease in color temperature and illuminance at night is expected to reduce burden to the body and improve operational efficiency.
*Circadian rhythm: 24-hour-cycle biological rhythm
Architecture Design Report vol. 32/Issued in February 2020
Note: Company names and job titles are as of the time of publication.
Circadian light control. 5000K 900 lx (9:00 to 13:00)
Circadian light control. Shift from 5000K 900 lx (9:00 to 13:00) to 3000K 400 lx (20:00 and after)
Wired duct spotlights are installed in the lounge that uses the unevenness of truck berth.
AZUSA HALL where projectors and spotlights are installed
Meeting room with light guide plate lighting
Model room where reeler outlets are adopted
Tablet that enables easy operation of a multi-light dimming and toning system
Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Head Office Building
Unosawa Tokyu Building
Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Indonesia (Indonesia)
Crestron Bengaluru Office (India)
Mitsubishi Chemical Infonics Pte Ltd (Singapore)
NAIGAI NITTO SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. (Singapore)
Panasonic Procurement Asia Pacific (Singapore)