Aroma Terrace(tentative name)

日本アロマ環境協会拠点施設

Aroma Terrace © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Aroma Terrace © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Aroma Terrace © Kengo Kuma and Associates

Aroma Terrace(tentative name)

日本アロマ環境協会拠点施設

Tokyo,Japan
Scheduled completion in the fall,2021
600 m2
Office

The project is for the new headquarters of the Aroma Environment Association Japan, an institution which conducts research and issues licenses related to aroma therapy. The site has a view of the swimming pool designed by Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which became a symbol of them. We decided to treat this view as the leading role for the project, and designed a transparent cube of glass to respond to this location.
The structure consists of an attempt to create is masonry using wood. Wood pieces are stacked up to form a tunnel-shaped space, where human bodies and aroma can interact with each other.

Project team:Minoru Yokoo,Yutaro Ohta,Nanako Adachi,Yohei Mochizuki, Fumiya Kaneko

Structural engineer:Ejiri Structural Engineers
MEP engineer:KANKYO ENGINEERING INC.