|Inside an upper-floor node of the newly renovated Tripolis building, originally designed by Aldo van Eyck and remodeled by Moriko Kira Architect. Photo: Christian Richters|
The five-story building's original plan is a series of four interconnected volumes whose form is based on an octagon, although alternating facets of the octagon are expressed as large protruding bays. The volumes are linked together in a T-shaped plan and at the lower level, two curving wings help to enclose a pair of octagonal courtyards on either side of the central axis.
|One of the newly opened office areas in the Tripolis building. Photo: Christian Richters|