Sapporo Mitsui JP Building, Sapporo Kita3-jo Plaza
Sapporo Mitsui JP Building and Sapporo Kita 3-jo Square (Akapura)
JP Building from Akapura
2nd Floor Atrium Terrace
Akapura seen from Atrium Terrace
Connection to underground pedestrian passage (Chi/Ka/Ho)
Sapporo Mitsui JP Bldg. and Hokkaido Provincial Government Red Brick Bldg.
The site combines the old Sapporo Mitsui Building and JP Group Sapporo Building sites under the Urban Renewal Special District framework to rebuild the former and renovate the latter while bequeathing a public square facing the Kita-3-Jo Street, the "Sapporo North 3 Jo Square (Akapura)".
The Ginkgo Tree lined street and wood block paving, designated as Engineering Heritage were carefully considered into the planning for Akapura to create a symbolic vista encompassing the Red Bricks andn also providing an urban square for events that heighten the vibrancy and give repose to the community.
The Sapporo Mitsui JP Building has been designed for the northern climate of Hokkaido boasts a complete connection with the underground pedestrian passageway Chi/Ka/Ho and seamless continuity of the exterior spaces with Akapura to provide easy access in any season.
The indoor Atrium facing out to the crossing of the Station Street and North 3-Jo Street, the north-south corridor connecting the neighboring blocks and the Observation Terrace with vistas over Red Bricks building, are all designed to connect the community, people and history.
Structural Control Dampers
Façade Design/Architectship + Suzukimakoto Atelier
Commercial Design/Studio Taku Shimizu
Landscape Design/ earthscape
2016 BCS Award
2016 The City Planning Institute of Japan Award
2016 Environmental and Equipment Design Award
2016 Hokkaido Red Brick Architectural Award
2015 Good Design Award
2015 Grand Prize of Cityscape
2015 Good Lighting Award