Commissioned by a music amateur, the president of a Japanese Hi-Tech Medical Apparatus Manufacturer, the Hakuju Concert Hall project was won by Albert Abut at a limited competition. The Architect, originally associated with the Ove Arup consultancy firm, and later on with the special cell of the construction company Takenaka, had to focus on insulating the concert hall both from the noise of the building in which it has to be installed and from the noise of the bustling Shibuya area.
Shaped as a variable sized box, in a insulated box, in the box of the building, the Hakuju Hall drives musical waves from musician to listener, with the precision expected by high-tech loving Tokyo music lovers. All noise has been controlled. To avoid any possible interference with the noise of the city, rubber joists have been interposed between the floating part of the ceiling and the fixed one. The stage is also built separately, such that it is completely unplugged from the real floor.