Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building

Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building

Overview of Edo Sakura Street

Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building

Overview of Southwest Area in the Evening

Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building

Night View of Naka Street

Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building

Entrance of the Office

Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building

Courtyard of the Apartment Floors

Concept
“Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building” is the largest architecture in the “Nihonbashi East Muromachi Higashi Area Redevelopment Project” which designed to collaborate with the existing urban context, envisioning building on the historical legacies of Nihonbashi, and closely knitting several city blocks into the existing urban context as a development approach of city plans concerning special urban renaissance districts.
It is complex facility consists of a commercial facility on the downer floors mainly used for food and product sales, “COREDO Muromachi 2” which has a multiplex in it, offices on the upper floors, apartments which are on the uppermost floors.

The appearance creates the ambience of each street, and “Edo-Sakura Street” also supports a unified cityscape formed by the Bank of Japan and the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store, both designated Important Cultural Assets, and is lined by two rows of “Cherry trees (Sakura)”, and it has wide shades in its appearance because of the “loggia” which is around the movie theater usually seen in the Western classic theaters .

“Naka Street” is imbued with a narrow “Alley” feel, integrated by facades inspired by vertical wood grills, eaves set at 2.5 meters and lighting reminiscent of old lanterns to reinforce the human scale and Kyoto-like atmosphere of the old established shops.
Each building has pedestrian thoroughfares both above and under the ground and invites pedestrian traffic connecting “Chuo Street” to “Naka Street”, makes pedestrians enjoy walking on the street , feeling bustling shopping street.
Facts
Project Name
Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building
Location
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Map
Major Use
Office, Commercial, Residential, Movie theater
Completion
Feb. 2014
Total Floor Area
62,472㎡
Structure
SRC, S, RC
Floors
22F 4BF
Notes
Design Partner/Shimizu Corporation
Photo Credit
Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Awards
2016 Land Usage Model Award
2016 BCS Award
2016 Lighting Design Award