Okamura's Designed Workplace Showcase
Case Number 131201
Manufacturer of wire harnesses and other electronic parts for automobile use

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

New headquarters construction

In May 2013, the company transferred its headquarters functions from the former headquarters (now the Yokkaichi Plant) to a new building conveniently located one-minute walk from Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station. The building's sharp, handsome appearance has made it a new landmark in the Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station area. With a total of ten floors, the building's west side features open-ceiling construction from floors two to seven, with the result being a communication and relaxation space utilizing natural light. In a layout that facilitates interdepartmental and inter-floor communication and an overall sense of unity, floors four and five and floors six and seven are connected by interior stairways that utilize the open-ceiling space. For the offices from floors three to seven, to easily accommodate organization and usage changes, as work desks we adopted uniform multipurpose tables in 1,200 x 1,200 mm modules. Combined with the adjacent open-ceiling area, the result is a work space that provides both flexibility and easy communication.


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