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Munich Re-insurance

"The premises is located in the old, XIXc building and appears very safe, solid, and secure within the thick walls." says George Dasic Architects on Munich Re-insurance.

By: George Dasic Architects

Architecture-Page | Munich Re-insurance by George Dasic Architects
Reception Hall with Munich-re logo incorporated in to the design.

Project details

  • Project Name: Munich Re-insurance
  • Location of Site: Tokyo. Japan
  • Design Team: George Dasic; Hiro Kimoto; ChicaHiruma, Hiroko Okawa, Chikako Ozawa, Tamaki Suzuki.
  • Project Type: Office interior
  • Client: Munich Re. Japan
  • Contractor/s: Meiho Corp
  • Built-up Area: 1, 000 sq m
  • Date of completion: April, 2000

Words from the architect

The requirement was for half of the space to be designated as general office space while the other half would be for receiving clients and the executive area. They often hold seminars as a part of their l-promotions and client related work and therefore needed facilities for the "public" activities as well.

Architecture-Page | Munich Re-insurance by George Dasic Architects
Reception Hall with reception desk and cloak cabinets leading towards the entrance.

We began the first phase of designing the image and concept by looking at the Munich Re corporate headquarters in Munich. The premises is located in the old, XIXc building and appears very safe, solid, and secure within the thick walls. However, once inside one is met with a contemporary, light, modern environment heavily relying on technology and full of contemporary artwork everywhere.

Architecture-Page | Munich Re-insurance by George Dasic Architects
Meeting rooms internal glass cladding.

All this gave us a starting point in creating a design, which reflects a solid, safe and well established yet at the same time as progressive, contemporary company prepared to embrace the challenges of the future.

Materials used were: concrete stucco, granite, light beech wood, aluminum sheet, cast aluminum and glass (including LC glass (transparency is controlled electronically).

Architecture-Page | Munich Re-insurance by George Dasic Architects
VC room protruding to the other side.

The place is divided in to three main areas:

  • General office space - open plan space with a very functional layout giving the workers easy and instant access to all the information they need (both electronic and paper).
  • Clients area - series of specially designed meeting rooms
  • Seminar room - space with all the necessary AV technology for conducting presentations and speeches

Credits

  • Text: George Dasic Architects
  • Photographs: Nakasa & Partners. Tokyo

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