Apparently, the 24th World Congress of Architecture was being held in Tokyo and for this convention, they decided to put some exhibits for the public to see.
What caught my eye, other than the large "Genki FOR JAPAN" banner" was the Archi-neering Design Exhibit. It was a showcase of unique works in archi-neering (a new concept combining architecture and engineering design) featuring scaled models of real buildings.
The main exhibits were put on display in the "Marucube", the spectacular atrium inside the unspectacular dull looking Marunouchi Building.
Apparently my previous job made me more aware of things like "lighting" and "construction quality" and therefore I had to take some pictures of the ceiling and walls.
You can feel the size of the "Marucube" atrium from the 5th floor.
The scaled models. Salginatobel Bridge in Switzerland.
Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing.
La Esglesia de la Colonia Quell, Barcelona, Spain
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
Mode Gakuen Spiral Tower, Nagoya, Japan
Kansai International Airport, Osaka
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Tokyo Sky Tree
Akita International University Library, Akita, Japan
1964 Tokyo Olympics Stadiums
Sydney Opera House
The "tent thingy"
Finally, the nice lobby of the office tower.