Tokyo Global Gateway
Language Learning Center, Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Global Gateway is a state-of-the-art language learning center located on the man-made island of Odaiba, in Tokyo Bay.
The largest facility of its kind in all of Japan, the Tokyo Global Gateway offers children and young adults the opportunity to practice their English language skills in themed, role-play areas, designed to replicate environments characteristic of other cultures, virtually transporting the students to another country.
Inspired by Jet-Age airport aesthetics (esp. Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK Airport) , our lobby designs follows the learning center’s voyage approach. An oversized departure gate and life-size supergraphics of Jet Airplanes create a departure point for the student’s journey, while a the arrival lounge located on the mezzanine becomes the arrival point.
Designed with Mariko Abe and Rieko Ito
Architects of Record: Syscare, Tokyo, Japan
Building Contractor: Sogo Design, Tokyo, Japan