Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Concept
This project called for the preservation of the Important Cultural Property "Mitsui Honkan (Main Building)" in the same city block and build a 194 meter high-rise building "Nihonbashi MitsuiTower" beside it.

The legal framework for development scheme used Special Designated District zoning to increase allowable floor area equivalent to the area of the Mitsui Honkan.
The project was the 1st application of "Important Cultural Property Special Type Special Designated District" framework of Tokyo Government.
The projects realizes the co- existence of development with the preservation/heritance of Historical Heritage in an urban context.
Facts
Project Name
Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower
Location
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Map
Major Use
Office, Hotel, Museum, Commercial
Completion
Dec. 2005
Total Floor Area
133,727 m²
Structure
S, SRC, RC
Floors
41F 4BF
Photo Credit
Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Awards
2007 AACA Award
2007 BCS Award
2006 Good Design Award
2006 Good Lighting Award
2006 SDA Award
2006 Japan Stainless Steel Association Award