Address: Morino 2-chome, 2-22 | MACHIDA | Japan
Latitude/Longitude: 35.54656, 139.43853
The new city hall of Machida city, located at southwest rim of Tokyo, is surrounded by landscape that consists of coppiced. Zelkova plaza and roof gardens. Although the lucid composition of the multi-story part and the assembly hall is remarkable from a distant view, the planning, allocating the low part along the street, provides an intimate streetscape with a human scale. The one-stop lobby where public services to the citizens are provided is a public space for the city, and is located at the center of the building, surrounded by offices, a restaurant and café. The atrium is another public space which consists of a multi-story spine portion. It acts as a thermal for buffer the office area and will provide views of Tanzawa mountains to the workspaces.
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