Fashion Museum- Omotesando street in Tokyo
design- Ryszard Rychlicki & Agnieszka Nowak
1st prize- Czarnecki competition- SARP Poznan, Poland 2010
In our project of 100 m tall tower with 400 sq. meters of floors to be developed, the most demanding task for us was to provide a solution of circulation within the building – an even more challenging task in a building designed to be a museum. We set off from the association between a shape of the building and a shop window displaying soft lines of garments. We decided to inscribe those lines in the structure of the tower – a clear gesture of form. Considering limited areas of stories we decided that only by playing around with the arrangement and the type of function, we would be able to shape properly the mass of the building. We achieved our objective by displacing formal circulation passages within the tower to its left side. Its modular spatial arrangement defines the shape of the mass. We developed the skeleton of the building in which we located emergency routes, elevators, vertical pipelines and media supply channels. The skeleton of the building is wrapped with soft forms of stories. The module of a core communication has been shifted axially by 10 degrees, thus causing full stories to interconnect with mezzanines.