Tokyo International Forum ( Jap. 国際 国際 フ ォ ー ラ ム ム this: Kyo: kokusai photo: frame ) is an architectural landmark , Japan’s largest congress center, one of the most prominent buildings in Tokyo , Japan . The building is located in the business district of Marunouchi near the two large stations of Tokyo - the Tokyo Station and the Yurakuto Station . [one]
The building is mainly used as an exhibition center, there are also halls for concerts and conference rooms. The largest of the halls is designed for 5012 seats.  The complex includes shops , office space, two theaters, restaurants and cafes .
The Tokyo Forum was designed by South American architect Rafael Vignoli . The building was completed in 1996 . The building consists of two parts, interconnected by several underground and glazed overhead passages. From the inside, one of the parts - a glazed atrium 210 meters long, resembles the bottom of a ship, the height of the atrium is 60 meters. The roof of the atrium is supported by two steel columns, which are installed at a distance of 124 m from each other. Between the atrium and the rest of the forum facilities there is a square paved with granite slabs. [one]
The total area occupied by the Tokyo Forum is 3 hectares .  The total area of the glazed surface of the atrium is 20 thousand m². [one]
- ↑ 1 2 3 100 wonders of modern architecture = 100 Marvels of the Modetn World. - Moscow: Bertelsmann Media Moskau, 2006. - p. 108. - 240 p. - ISBN 5-88353-262-4 .
- ↑ Japan. Illustrated guide. - Moscow: AST, 2004. - 408 p. - (Dorling Kindersley. Guides). - ISBN 5-17-024198-4 .
- ↑ Article Exhibition Activity of Japan
- Official site (eng.)
- Tokyo International Forum on greatbuildings.com