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OMA reveals its first tower in Tokyo

Japan Architecture News - Apr 14, 2016 - 15:02   10456 views

OMA reveals its first tower in Tokyo

view from bridge looking up to sky box and upper atrium

Office For Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) revealed its first tower in Tokyo. Designed by Shohei Shigematsu, the building is part of the new Global Business Hub in Toranomon. Mori Building, a leading urban landscape developer, announced an extensive slate of large-scale redevelopment projects involving the construction three new mixed-use towers tentatively called Toranomon Hills Business Tower, Toranomon Hills Residential Tower and Toranomon Hills Station Tower around the existing Toranomon Hills.

The plans will transform the area into a more vibrant, globally accessible business hub that will entice individuals and enterprises from around the world to live, work and play, reshaping Toranomon into a gateway to Tokyo and hub for international business.     

OMA reveals its first tower in Tokyo

station Plaza -staircases look like sculptural elements. image © OMA 

OMA will design the Toranomon Hills Station Tower, a unique mixed-use high rise offering an innovative mix of office, hotel, and retail that highlights public amenities, including a new Hibiya Line subway station. Located at the junction of Toranomon Hills (the business cultural center) and Ark Hills (a lifestyle cultural center), the Toranomon Hills Station Tower responds to the ambitions of both neighborhoods, incorporating an elevated park that links to the surrounding green network, extending the newly configured pedestrian boulevard of Shin Tora Dori.

OMA reveals its first tower in Tokyo

masterplan of Mori towers looking up from the landscape bridge. image © OMA 

“Toranomon Hills Station Tower serves as a key node that connects the new station to the other towers and the surrounding district,” said Shohei Shigematsu, Partner and Director of OMA New York. “The axis of activity is designed to run through the base, extending vertically to wrap the tower; communicating the activity of the complex at an urban scale.”

OMA reveals its first tower in Tokyo

view into upper atrium. image © OMA

OMA reveals its first tower in Tokyo

hotel library. image © OMA

OMA reveals its first tower in Tokyo

Mediatheque Forum with view toward Toronomon Hills. image © OMA 

The Toranomon Hills Station Tower is scheduled to open in 2022, with partial subway service to begin in time for the 2020 Olympics.

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