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Building Overview

General Overview of Redevelopment Building
Building name Bipuresu Kumanichi Kaikan
Primary functions Museum, office space, hotel, commercial space, culture center, martial arts dojo, parking space
Site area 8,776.33m²
Building area 6,637.32m²
Total floor space 56,205.84m²
Floors 14 floors adove ground, 2 floors underground
Maximum height 60.64m
Structural type Steel frame, sections of ferroconcrete
Developer Kamitori District A Urban Redevelopment Union
Designer Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd.
Management Azusa - Tanaka Joint Ventures
Construction Kajima, Toda, Masunaga, Tatara & Katsumoto Joint Construction Ventures.
Construction period November 1999 - March 2002
Components Roof:
Asphalt waterproofing, polystyrene insulation, cast-in-place concrete trowel finish , artificial soil (garden)
Exterior walls:
Lower levels / Granite, pre-cast concrete panel with cast-in tile finish 60mm x 227mm, extrusion molding cement board
Upper levels / Pre-cast concrete panel with cast -in tile finish 45mm x 95mm
Climate control Heat source :
Gas-fired Chiller/Heaters(Two units with 750 RT capacity)
Low-temperature water collection freezer(One unit with 150 RT capacity)
Turbo freezer(One unit with 300 RT capacity)
Flue/fire tube boiler(Two 2,000 kg/hr units)
Waste heat recovery exchanger(One 883 kw unit)
Gas engine electric generator(Two 280 kw units)
(System combining gas co-generation from continuous electrical generators and cold water storage created by overnight use of electrical power)
Sanitation system Water supply :
Elevated water tanks system (100 A incoming piping)
Water receiving tank/ Service water (One 88m³ unit, One 72m³ unit), recycled water (One 125m³ unit)
Elevated water tanks/Service water (One 35m³ unit), recycled water (One 12m³ unit)
Drainage : Four systems including waste water + general drainage interflow system (split flow in museum) , kitchen drainage, rain water drainage (a portion is recovered as recycled water)
Gas : Municipal gas (150A medium pressure + 150A low pressure)
Electrical equipment Receiving system :
3 three-phase 22 KV lines (3-line spot network) (Current stepped down to 415V - 210V - 105V in super-high & high voltage receiving rooms for service to all applications)
On-site electrical generators : Emergency electrical generator One 1250 KVA 6600 V diesel engine
Overview of Museum Facility
Area Space exclusive to museum : 6,415.91m²
Shared space : 1,421.43m²
Total : 7,837.34m²
Floors 2nd Floor Basement : Fire Extinguisher Storage
1st Floor : Service Entrance
3rd Floor : Gallery, Storage Area, Administrative Office, Curators' Room, Management Rooms, etc.
4th Floor : Reference Material Storage
5th Floor : Art Loft, Kids Factory, etc.
6th Floor : Elevator Machine Room
Climate control Single-duct Air Condition System(Gallery, Entrance, Storage Area, etc.)
External air handling unit + fan coil unit system(Administrative Office, Curators' Room, etc.)
Air-cooling heat pump + total heat exchange system(Computer Room, Management Office)
Electrical equipment Telephone system : 30 incoming lines (Digital switching system, cordless telephones)
Restroom paging system : Two-way communication system and paging display system installed in multi-purpose-*estrooms
Disaster Prevention Systems Fire Control : Sprinkler system (partially composed of pre-action sprinklers), auxiliary fire extinguishers, interlocking waterline system, new gas fire control system
Smoke Control : Mechanical smoke control
Elevators Standard passenger elevator with 13 person capacity; handicap accessible; machine-room-less Freightelevator4,500kg, W2.25 m x D5.0 m x H3.5 m (oneportion4.0m)
Crime Prevention Security :
Security officers on duty 24 hours, room entrances and exits monitored by card reader
Surveillance cameras :
Installed in gallery, storage area, etc. (15 moving, 20 stationary)
Misc. :
Monitors installed in Management Office and Administrative Office
Electronic locks and passive sensors installed throughout

Facility Overview

Facility-wide specifications Flooring : Beech wood flooring
Wall Material : Composite panels + plaster board base glass cross, emulsion paint
Fixtures : Moveable walls (nailing possible, feature picture rails) Wireless controls allow for gradation-free adjustment of both the ceiling lighting system and mini down lights; lighting rails, information system terminal
Gallery I Ceiling height (meters) : 4.5m
Wall length (meters) : 87m(Stationary), 2l4m(Moveable)
Gallery II Ceiling height (meters) : 4.5m
Wall length (meters) : 62m(Stationary), 154m(Moveable)
Attached Room Ceiling height (meters) : 4.0m
Wall length (meters) : 21m(Stationary)
Gallery III Ceiling height (meters) : 3.3m
Wall length (meters) : 43m(Stationary)
Nobumichi Ide Memorial Gallery eiling height (meters) : 3.9m
Wall length (meters) : 23m(Stationary)
Educational Areas
Home Gallery Flooring : Japanese oak flooring
Ceiling height (meters) : 3.3m
Fixtures : Book shelves (approx. ten thousand (10,000) volumes), 120-inch
screen, video projector, etc.
Kids Salon Flooring : tile carpet
Ceiling height (meters) : 3.3m
Fixtures : ball pool, etc.
Art Loft
(Multi-purpose hall)
Flooring : Tile carpet
Ceiling height (meters) : 3.8m
Seating Capacity : 90 people
Fixtures : Rising flooring (1x2 m, H 20-80 cm, 36 panels), 120-inch screen,
video projector, horizontal screens, various
types of hanging rods, spotlights, etc.
Kids Factory
(Studio for children)
Flooring : Japanese cypress flooring
Ceiling height (meters) : 3.6m
Fixtures : Sink, lattice ceiling (w/ picture rail) , electric furnace, etc.
Meeting/Training Room Flooring : OA flooring, tile carpet
Ceiling height (meters) : 3.0m
Seating Capacity : 30 people (classroom style)
Fixtures : 90-inch screen, video projector, etc.
Storage Area Front Room, Temporary Storage Area, Storage Area Flooring : Birch flooring
Wall Material : Treated inorganic boards + Japanese cedar paneling (Oguni cedar)
Ceiling height (meters) : 4.5m
Door's inner dimensions : W2.5m x H3.5m
Service Entrance, Cargo Handling Flooring : Inorganic poured floor
Ceiling height (meters) : 4.2m
Fixtures : Supports 1 1-ton vehicles, table lifter (3 m x 2.5 m ; 3 tons), hoist crane (2 tons)
Museum Information System Allows visitors to obtain art works information through an intra- museum server
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