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Hopkins Architects Project

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

Hibiya

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya is an office and commercial complex tower, benefitting from the verdant view of Hibiya Park. The design was implemented while restudying the historical context of Hibiya, the district adjacent to Ginza, Yurakucho and Marunouchi which constitute the heart of Tokyo. Inspired by the Rokumeikan Pavilion that once existed in the Hibiya district and which played a role in the civilization and enlightenment of the Meiji Period, the concept of 'dancing tower' was first conceived from an image of the balls that took place in this pavilion. Such a sweeping and gorgeous image was directly reflected in the design of the tower as an arc form. For the lower podium section facing Hibiya-dori street, the cladding design of the Sanshin Building which once stood in this location was adopted, creating a textured surface finish through the use of different shades of stone masonry. The podium that reflects the memory of the city and the curvilinear tower with its air of a new era harmonise to create an architecture symbolising the Hibiya of the 21st century. Outdoor staircase-cum-spectator seats in a circular plaza where people gather, a beautiful three-storey atrium in the entrance, and a garden terrace on the sixth floor with a magnificent view of Hibiya Park ---- open spaces are so created in which people enter and leave, while gigantic cinemas rent the fourth and fifth floors, thereby producing an environment where people can enjoy Hibiya, the cultural city long known as a Mecca of film and theatre, both indoors and outdoors.

Master Design Architect〈Facade+Interior+Landscape Design〉
Hopkins Architects
Principal Designer
Simon Fraser
Project Design Director
Hiroaki Hoshino
Urban Planning & Design Architect
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Detail Design Management
Kajima Design
Contractor
Kajima Corporation
Client
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd
Location
Tokyo, Japan
Completion
2018
Size
189,000㎡ 35 above ground & 4 basement levels
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