ASICS Corporation Head Office East Building

Hyogo 2009

This project entailed the construction of the East Building as an extension to the Head Office of ASICS Corporation located in Port Island, Kobe. As work commemorating 60 years since the foundation of the company, a corporate museum has been installed in the first and second floors, and using the third to fifth floors as Planning and Development Division offices, the layout of each division including the existing Head Office building was reorganized. The exterior appearance is highly transparent, using hanging concrete slabs and full-height window frames. The building has been designed to clearly express the philosophy behind the foundation of the company, "a healthy mind is needed for a healthy body," with a simple frame structure and a skeleton-design interior space. With the offices, importance was given to flexibility and communication, three-dimensionally laying out stairs, balconies and meeting spaces that would induce communication.

Client ASICS Corporation Location : 7-1-1
Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
Design & Construction Takenaka Corporation
Structure Steel and Steel-framed reinforced concrete
Number of floors 6 fl. aboveground
Total floor area 4,087m²