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  • Corona Electric Head Office and Factory

    Type:Office and Factory/Location:Hitachinaka,Ibaraki,Japan/Design:2011-12/Construction:2012-13/Architects:Yuji Tanabe Architects+bews/Consultant:Jun Sato structural engineers,System design labo,honda GREEN/Structure:Steel/Contractor:Totetsu-kogyo/Site area:7971m2/Built area:1376m2/Total floor area:1465m2

    茨城県に建つ鉄骨2階建て工場兼オフィス。東北大震災で被災した築50年の建物を2期に分けて解体し生産を続けながら新築工事を行う工程。建物は医療機器を組立てる中央の製造エリアを中心に、回廊を介してオフィス機能が周囲にUSBメモリーのように取り付く計画。北側に向けたハイサイドライトを持つ波型の屋根は、建物中心に規則的に並んだ支柱と周囲を取り囲むUSBによって支えられる。大空間の空調システムは、クリーンな空気を保つためのフィルターを介した効率的な旋回流式とし、また補助暖房としての床暖房も配備している。オフィスエリアも含め、見通しの良くコミュニケーションのとりやすい工場計画。

    The design of the building, located one hour north of tokyo, places the manufacturing space at the heart of the scheme, with support rooms surrounding it. the architects refer to these smaller connected spaces as USB zones, connected peripherally to the central core of the proposal, (the hard-drive or CPU). The central manufacturing level is separated from the offices through a raised circulation route, connecting each of the peripheral volumes. the corridor then transforms into a bridge at the shipping dock, where assembled products are dispatched, ensuring that the assembly line is not interrupted. The USB rooms are raised one meter off the ground to function at the same height as the corridor which links them, allowing the manufacturing level below to be viewed from all sides. Through skillfully combining the building’s dual functions, we have created a practical and elegant work environment which meets the needs of the company and its employees.