Keio Plaza Hotel

Keio Plaza Hotel

East Façade

Keio Plaza Hotel

West Façade

Keio Plaza Hotel

Pre-cast concrete façade curtain wall

Keio Plaza Hotel

East Entrance facing harmonious zelkova lined street

Keio Plaza Hotel

South façade

Keio Plaza Hotel

North Promenade designed as mixed forest typical to Musashino Plateau

Keio Plaza Hotel

Lobby along with axis of "Corridor"

Concept
Completed in 1971, Keio Plaza Hotel was the very first high-rise in the New Shinjuku City Center and also was the first hotel for Keio Corporation railways group. 44 years ago, hotels catered to a limited clientele, but Keio Plaza was built around the "Plaza" as a place for everyone to congregate as its distinctive feature. The multi-level "Corridor" in the podium opens out on all sides and provides the axial focus to this concept. The pre-cast concrete facade curtain walls and the first district heating /cooling systems in the Tokyo Metropolitan area were all state of the art technologies at the time. Keio Plaza has always been synonymous with Shinjuku New City Center, remaining open to all, while adjusting to the style of the times.
Facts
Project Name
Keio Plaza Hotel
Client
Keio Corporation
Location
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Map
Major Use
Hotel
Completion
May 1971
Total Floor Area
116,000 m²
Structure
S、SRC、RC
Floors
47F 3BF
Awards
2014 JIA 25 years Award
1972 BCS Award