The Research Building uses the same steel sheet piles as the Sozokan but has a completely different design with a curved shape.
It is world's first structure in that it uses steel sheet piles to create a continuous wall, which integrates all the functionality of pile foundations, pillars, and walls. Indeed, a confined ground seismic damper* structure is formed by enclosing the ground with the wall.
*A unique GIKEN earthquake resistance technology that reduces the degree of earthquake-induced liquefaction, and the lateral slippage of any liquefaction, by pressing-in steel sheet piles to enclose a building’s foundation.
You can watch a video introducing the GIKEN Group and press-in technologies. Enjoy the video on the big screen.
The superiority of press-in technologies is presented in panels and videos.