Mitsui Fudosan started construction on the Shin-Hibiya Project on March 23. The 192m tall, 35-storey office tower is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018. London-based architectural firm Hopkins Architects are in charge of the master plan.
The project will help to enhance the area’s image as centre for international business and the arts. The retail component will include Toho Cinemas, and will be the largest cinema complex in central Tokyo. This area has a long history as a theatre district. Toho, the producer of the Godzilla franchise, was founded nearby.
The new tower is being built on the site of the former Sanshin Building (built in 1929 and demolished in 2007) and the Hibiya Mitsui Building (built in 1960 and demolished in 2011). Both buildings were owned by Mitsui. It is also located directly across from the Hibiya Park and next door to the Nissay Theatre – a modernist masterpiece designed by architect Murano Togo and built in 1963.
|Location||1-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|Use||Office, retail, cultural, industry promotion, car parking|
|Land size||10,700 sqm|
|Floor area||189,000 sqm|
|Construction||35 storeys + 4 basements|
|Construction company||Kajima Corporation|
Source: Mitsui Fudosan News Release, March 23, 2015.
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