TOTO Museum Set to Open on 28 August

TOTO LTD. (head office: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture; president: Madoka Kitamura, “TOTO”) announces the TOTO Museum, a new facility complex under construction on the grounds of its head office and the adjacent No.1 Kokura Plant (in Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City). TOTO will open this complex on Friday, August 28, 2015.

TOTO Museum Logo

The logo embodies a soft architectural form that is designed to resemble drops of water. Water turns to rain and provides the earth with moisture. It protects and nurtures all forms of life. The logo expresses TOTO’s message of commitment to developing an environment that brings richness to people and the earth each and every day.

Planned as part of a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of TOTO’s founding in 2017, the TOTO Museum will exhibit and introduce valuable materials about TOTO’s history of building a culture rooted in everyday life, and manufacturing ideas that it has passed on to this day. TOTO aims to promote the appeal of this complex as a point of contact with visiting customers and clients, and position it as a landmark that disseminates information about the TOTO brand from Kokura, the birthplace of the company, to people all around the world.

 Facilities

          The TOTO Museum will house a collection of facilities, including the present TOTO History Archive, the Kitakyushu Showroom, the Training Center, and a hall. The space for exhibitions in the Showroom will be made about 1.4 times wider, while that of the TOTO Museum (present History Archive) will be made four times more expansive. TOTO also plans to exhibit the first modular bath in Japan it supplied in 1964 to the Hotel New Otani at the TOTO Museum. In addition to showing the role TOTO has played in the history of plumbing and the evolution of plumbing culture, TOTO will seek to fully utilize this new complex as a place for conveying the company’s origins, present, and future.

        Overview of the Construction Plan

Construction details

Name TOTO Museum
Location 2-1-1 Nakashima, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City

(within the grounds of the TOTO head office and the No.1 Kokura Plant)

Owner TOTO LTD.
Design and supervision Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd.
Construction Kajima Corporation
Interior design and execution Tanseisha Co., Ltd.
Construction period October 2013 to July 2015 (tentative)
Total construction cost Approximately 6 billion yen

Architectural details

Use of the building TOTO Museum (formerly known as the History Archive), Kitakyushu Showroom, Training Center, a hall, etc.
Structure Steel-frame
Number of floors Four floors above the ground
Ground area 9,388 m2
Total floor area 11,044 m2

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