Toyama International Conference Center

The Toyama International Conference Center is a central event facility for the city of Toyama (a regional hub city on the Japan Sea coast) and its surrounding region. The exterior is comprised of two layers - a glass curtain wall and a wooden lattice screen, which adds a sense of softness and warmth. The Main Hall seats 825; the diagonal seat layout creates unity and intimacy between the audience and stage area.

Location: Toyama, Toyama, Japan
Completion Date: 1999
Building Type: Conference Center, Hall
Structural System: Steel Reinforced Concrete, Steel
Number of Floors: 2 Basement Levels + 4 Stories + 1 Penthouse
Site Area: 3,540m²
Building Area: 2,859m²
Total Floor Area: 13,273m²
Structural Engineer: Hanawa Structural Engineers
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: P.T. Morimura and Associates
■ Notes
Seats:Hall / 825-Seat
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON)
Nikkei Architecture:1999.10.18
GA JAPAN:1999. No.41
■ Awards / Competition
Chubu Architectural Award(2000)
Toyama Urban Landscape Award(2000)