The concept & design of the building which hosts technical, scientific and logistical operations, are directly inspired by the topography of the site: the Boso Peninsula of Chiba, characterized by an undulating terrain composed of plateaus, rolling hills, rivers and rice fields. This landscape is full of contrasts: the geometrical forms of the fields differing from the organic shapes of the hills are the primary infuence for deciding the implementation of this building which remains rectangular for functional reasons but sculpted with changing topographies within it’s rectangular perimeter. The roofing simulates the soft slopes of the surrounding mountains and offers terraces with irregular outlines, looking like large rice fields. These roof terraces are in fact shaped as the result of solar angles calculated according to three equinoxes & solstices at three different times of the day. This provides natural lighting throughout the day at different areas within the building. Additionally, the double roofing over the seed storage area helps keep constant temperatures and humidity levels throughout the year. The use of the color blue, like a mirror, a reflection of the sky, refers symbolically to the conjunction of many different natural elements: air, water, earth, minerals and vegetation, that are associated with seeds. These elements, combined with seeds, are the essential ingredients for creating life. This color is also a tribute to the Japanese culture, since in the Japanese language, blue and green are different shades of a same color and symbolize life and creation. Likewise, in another sustainable approach, this blue has also been chosen to match with the photovoltaic panels made of quartz blue, which will soon be installed on the roof surface. The complex blends in with the landscape. Seen from far way, it becomes part of it.