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					Chanel Ginza
Tokyo

Project
6,068m2 retail and office building

Client
Chanel

BLL’s Assignment
Project Management

Architect
Lead Architect: Peter Marino
Local Architect: Ishimoto Kenchiku

Contractor
Taisei Corporation

Completion
December 2004




                                     Chanel Ginza Building, located at the            tight schedule and met the deadline of the
                                     intersection of Ginza 2-Chone, has the           grand opening.
                                     world largest boutique area among the            The       building    has     some     unique
                                     Chanel’s retail shops and consists of 10         characteristics, such as the Germany-made
                                     floors above & 1 floor below the ground          Curtain Wall on Chuo St. side, which
                                     level with the 21 mechanical parking spaces      sandwiches stainless steel grid, LEDs and
                                     underneath the building.                         roll blinds with the double glazed glass. This
                                     The lead architect is Mr. Peter Marino who       curtain wall becomes one gigantic display
                                     bases in New York. The building exterior,        with the LED backlights and show various
                                     and interior of boutique, executive office and   visual images including Chanel’s tweed. The
                                     restaurant were designed by him.                 concept of the tweed is applied on rooftop
                                     Bovis Lend Lease was involved in the             green and interior design, which expresses
                                     project from the procurement for the             the uniformed advocacy of the Chanel’s
                                     demolition contractor of the existing building   design.
                                     on November, 2002 through the grand              The restaurant is collaborated by Chanel
                                     opening on December, 2004, mainly                and Mr. Alan Ducasse, Michelin’s three-star
                                     responsible for schedule, cost control,          chef, and its kitchen is well designed and
                                     designer management and contractors’             user-friendly in detail.
                                     coordination. With more than 20 companies
                                     involved in the project, Bovis retained the

				
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