020 Palaceside Building
- Nikken Sekkei (Syoji HAYASHI)
- Palaceside Building Construction Joint Venture (Obayashi, Takenaka)
- Facing the moat of the Imperial Palace, this multi-faceted complex stands on an irregularly shaped site, featuring the headquarters for a major newspaper, Mainichi Shimbun, its printing plant, office spaces, and shops. The complex is laid on a huge site and its design is based upon a parti of a prominent horizontal circulation apparatus on axis connecting a tangential pair of two diametrically positioned cylindrical cores containing elevators and bathrooms. The complex has been rewarded with his concept as it successfully accommodated the various equipment and other changes over the years. It continues to be used today and still displays the original touch of his design from the details of aluminum gutters and brise-soleil louvers to the overall spatial quality of its staunch modernity.