PROJECTDetail

Queen's Square Yokohama 1997

CATEGORY

  • Mixed Use

SCOPE

  • Interior
  • Facade

YEAR

  • 1997

LOCATION

  • Japan

PROJECT TEAM

  • Tokyo

Client : T·R·Y 90 Associates, Mitsubishi Estate, Urban Renaissance Agency, JGC
Design : Nikken Sekkei, Mitsubishi Estate


This is a large multi-functional complex on a 44,000 square meter area. Three high-rise towers connected by a natural light-filled commercial mall extend a total length of 300 meter. A 40 meter high atrium leading directly to the subway station gate is in the center.
During the day, the dynamic presence of natural light creates a uniform and bright environment. At night – and in contrast to the typical commercial facility – floor illumination deliberately set at low levels and subtle light and shadow imbalances create an eye-catching scene for the store fronts and interiors along the mall. To set the scene, all lighting follows a detailed lighting schedule.