a sustainable GYRE
Making effective use of limited resources and
reducing the burden on the environment are
important missions for GYRE.
We aim to ensure that nature and humans can
coexist in a healthy way, so that we can
continue to enjoy a fulsome way of life.
To this end, we are taking a number of actions with
the understanding and cooperation of our tenants.
GYRE's five box-like floors are stacked and twisted into a spiral. It looks like it could start spinning at any moment, giving it a captivating appearance, as if it is a living thing with its own will. This organic architectural design was created by MVRDV, a group of architects based in the Netherlands.
The greenery at the building entrance was installed by artist and botanist Patrick Blanc. The vibrant vegetation enveloping solid shapes creates a gentle boundary around the spiral staircase leading to the basement.
Take in the colors, shapes, and textures of the more than fifty varieties of plants, including many that are unfamiliar.
GYRE has obtained Green Power Certification. Since April 2019, some 500,000 kWh per year of the power used in the building has come from green power sources (renewable energy from sources such as solar and biomass). This reduces annual CO2 emissions by about 15%.
Thinking about how our own consumer behavior affects society is one step that is part of the “SHOP & THINK” credo adopted by GYRE since it opened.