Epic Tower Shin Yokohama front building entrance in the evening Epic Tower Shin Yokohama building corner Epic Tower Shin Yokohama wooden staircase and interiors Epic Tower Shin Yokohama hospitality-inspired workspace Epic Tower Shin Yokohama lounge with art work Epic Tower Shin Yokohama hospitality-inspired lounge
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Epic Tower Shin Yokohama

Kanagawa, Japan



In reimagining the common spaces of a single-tenant office building, Gensler helped to transform the property into a modern environment that accommodates multiple tenants and can serve as a “third place.” In addition to work on Epic Tower’s facade and interior design, Gensler also facilitated the naming, logo, and art curation of the building.

The previously solely-functional entrance lobby was upgraded into a spacious, luminescent lounge space lined with glass walls and a small office. Sofas and tables were added to accommodate meetings and desk work, allowing the common spaces to act as an extension of the workplace. The design team upcycled locally sourced wood on the interior and existing marble walls to create tables as part of an effort to be environmentally conscious as well as honour the history of the building. A dynamic wall art at the entrance, painted by a local artist, catches the eyes of passersby. The outdoor area incorporates tables and benches to welcome the surrounding community to utilize the new space.


出入り口として通り過ぎるだけの空間であったエントランスロビーは、ガラス張りで明るく、オープンなラウンジスペースと小規模セットアップオフィスに転換。ラウンジソファやテーブルといった多様な家具を設置し、打ち合わせやデスクワークなど、働く場所の一部として使えるようにした。内装材には地元産の木材を、テーブルには以前壁面に使用されていた大理石を再利用するかたちで活用し、ビルの歴史を受け継ぎながらESGを意識した要素を心掛けた。 天井の高い開放感のある空間を最大限に活かしたダイナミックな壁画は地元のアーティストが制作し、外からも目を引くビルのアイコンとなった。