For the "Gundam GLOBAL CHALLENGE" project, which aims to create a moveable 18m life-sized Gundam, "GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA" is planned to open for an approximately one year period starting October 1, 2020 (Thu) at Yokohama Yamashita Pier.
The "Gundam GLOBAL CHALLENGE" is a plan in action since 2014 to create a movable 18m life-sized Gundam that is open to the public. While accumulating a wide variety of ideas and plans, professionals from many fields such as researchers, engineers, and creators have assembled to discuss what is possible now, and came up with many designs and inspections.
As a result, "GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA" at Yokohama Yamashita Pier will open for the one year period from October 2020. Let's experience the superior technical fusion of Gundam content, which has garnered much attention from overseas, and Japanese manufacturing live.
Also, tickets will be sold starting in July 2020, and during July and August before the opening, a limited program where you can tour from a special observation deck will be offered. Details will be announced upon finalization, so let's look forward to the follow-up.
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Facility Summary
Location：Yokohama Yamashita Pier（279-25 Yamashita-cho Naka-ku Yokohama-shi Kanagawa）
Access：Minatomirai Line at Motomachi-Chukagai Station
Building Area：GUNDAM-DOOK approx 604㎡（Maintenance deck height approx 25m）/ GUNDAM-LAB approx 1440㎡（2 floor steel frame, total floor area 2097㎡）
Management：Evolving G Inc.
Dates：October 1, 2020（Thu）～ October 3, 2021（Sun）
Admission：Ticket sales scheduled to start from July 2020
※Ticket sale details will be announced as soon as they are finalized.
※During the period, maintenance hours and regular holidays are planned.
※Hours subject to change depending on the season.
～Pre-Open Limited Program "GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Special Experience" ～
A special pre-opening limited observation program will be available. Besides being able to get a preview of the atmosphere of the venue, it is possible to climb the special observation deck "GUNDAM-DOCK TOWER". Also, there will be a shop where you can purchase some original goods.
Dates：July 2020～August 2020 Saturdays and Sundays
※The Gundam is not planned to move at this time period.
※Details will be announced on the official site as they are finalized.
"GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA" Facility Introduction
"GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA" has two areas, "GUNDAM-DOCK" where you can see the "Moving Gundam" up close, and "GUNDAM-LAB" where you can learn about how the "Moving Gundam" works.
This is where the "Moving Gundam" is housed, along with the "GUNDAM-DOCK" deck where maintenance work is performed, and the "GUNDAM-DOCK TOWER" where visitors can see the moving Gundam up close from a special observation deck.
■GUNDAM-DOOK TOWER（G-DOCK TOWER）
An awe-inspiring special observation space from the moving Gundam can be seen from a height of 15~18m. The experience is available to a limited number of people.
※There is a separate fee in addition to the admission fee.
In addition to the exhibit facility where you can learn about the mechanisms of the "Moving Gundam", it is a complex with shop, cafe, and communication space.
This is an exhibit facility where you can learn about the Moving Gundam design, construction, and structure. You can enjoy the various technologies used to move the Gundam while learning about them too.
A communication space for talk shows, lectures, research presentations, and workshops. Networking links between companies, research institutions, and schools are also planned.
■THE GUNDAM BASE YOKOHAMA Satellite
With a focus on venue-limited gunpla, it is a shop space that sells various original goods.
■GUNDAM Cafe YOKOHAMA Satellite
A cafe with a Gundam-related original menu and where you can enjoy local Yokohama cuisine.
Also, looking forward to the opening of this facility, an appealing original tour arrangement is under development, so please look forward to it.
What Is the "Gundam GLOBAL CHALLENGE" Project
In 2009 the 18 meter tall life-sized Gundam appeared. The shape that appears to step upon the earth captured the hearts of many, and represented the dream of possibilities. And now, the Gundam that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019, will move both Japan and the world.
"Challenge the dream, move Gundam, move the world."
Challenge the ultimate dream, moving a 18 meter tall life-sized Gundam! A magnificent dream, a project team formed to implement it to reality, seeking out a wide range of ideas and plans from around the world, promoting Japan as the center of the global project. Open innovation through various viewpoints, incorporating both wisdom and skill while creating one unified plan. From initial concept to production design, with experimental verification, and finally to actual manufacturing... In 2020, when a world where dreams become reality through the pride of manufacturing technology, with many people who cross fields and generations with the intense desire to "move the Gundam". A never-before experienced, highest level of entertainment will be fulfilled by Gundam.
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