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LUMADA CENTER

To usher in the new era of digital connectivity for Thailand and the greater ASEAN region, Hitachi has had the foresight to create the ‘Lumada’ IoT platform to strengthen this region for the coming of the IoT trend. The new ‘Hitachi Lumada’ center will be at the fore for developments of such technology, and our company had the honour of designing its architecture and interior decorations.

Lumada’s <light rays> in its logo and symbol serves as our inspiration and focal point. The word origin of Lumada alludes to Illuminate: to shine brightly onto. Hitachi takes guardianship of the customer’s data and illuminate the hidden nuances; analyzing these data and serve up an improvement solution to the customer which help their operation in various ways. Through this architectural and interior design, we help Hitachi Lumada center to carry out their vision by implementing these concepts into our designed end product.

Within the building, the ‘Co Creation Room’ features multiple LED screens for on-the-fly data monitoring and live analysis simulation of an actual production line. Since long, uninterrupted period of focus by the working team is (likely) necessary, we opt to minimize distractions from the outside by not using glass partitions and fenestrations. Ambient lighting conditions are designed to be comfortable for the working team’s focus.

When it is time to take breaks, however, the entrance lobby serves also as a comforting place to be with its high ceiling and large glass curtain wall panels, exuding the effect of spaciousness and openness. These are the qualities that we insist on upholding within the design to bring about a delightful feeling.

On a more practical note, in the architectural construction of the project we have opted for the use of prefabricated elements to enable cost and erection time savings as both requirements were requested by Hitachi. Since the modular steel frame size is a fixed requirement, we realized that we needed to make use of design language to refine the interior space and exterior appearance both. Our thesis became to properly conceal the rigid and inflexible spacing imposed by the use of 6x3m module so that the entire design turns out pleasing and seemed as if prefabricated elements were not used during construction.  Meanwhile, at night the glass facade emphasizes the images of lines and rays, fulfilling the initial concept of Illumination and will simultaneously create new values worthy of being the technological beacon for the region.

 

タイやASEAN地域におけるデジタルソリューションの提供に向けた取り組みを強化していく日立が、IoTプラットフォーム「Lumada」の展開を担う新拠点として立ち上げた ルマーダセンター。その設立に向けて弊社は建築設計及び内装設計を担当した。

 

Lumadaのロゴシンボルのライン状の「光線」が象徴する様に、Lumadaの語源であるIlluminate :「照らす、輝かせる」は顧客のたくさんのデータに光を当てて隠れた関係を解明するという意味がある。今回の設計では、その「照らす、輝かせる」をコンセプトにして、ルマーダセンターが目指す取り組みを照らし出す様な施設を意図して設計を進めた。

 

複数のモニターによるデータ解析や、実際のプロダクションラインを想定したデモを行う協創ルームでは長時間集中できる環境が必要となるため、窓の無い外界から遮断された空間と、レイアウト変更が簡単にできる什器、作業負担になりにくい照明環境などを組み合わせた提案とした。その一方、この建物の導入部であり、ブレイクタイムにも使用されるロビースペースでは、高い天井と大きな窓を使って開放感や抜け感を大切にし、気持ちの良い空間作りに力点を置いている。

 

また建築については、短納期及びコストセーブを目指してプレハブ構造を採用する前提での設計提案が条件であったため、6x3mの基本スパンを使用するという制約がある中で、プレハブ的に見えない収め方や空間の取り方を意識して設計を行った。夜間にはファサードのガラス面がライン状の光線になり、建物全体が「照らす、輝かせる」というコンセプトを体現すると同時に、新たな価値を創出する場としての力強さを地域に向けて発信する様なあり方を目指した。

 

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Client : Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Architect Design : FAST SPACE DESIGN CO., LTD.
Interior Design : FAST SPACE DESIGN CO., LTD.
Collaborator : ITOKI Modernform Co., Ltd.
Photo : YAMASTUDIO (Photo 1-10) FAST SPACE DESIGN (Photo 11)