Grand Arc Hanzomon 1998
Design : Nikken Sekkei
A fully-equip city hotel opened near the Sakurada Moat of the Imperial Palace. A glass block façade along the approach greets guests. Inside an 8m tall luminous glass wall encloses the wedding chapel and simulated natural light gradually transforms during the 20 minute ceremony. In the banquet hall, acrylic objects hanging from the ceiling are lit with 5000 points of optical fiber lighting, for color changing, twinkling lights, and other whimsical lighting effects.