265m tall tower for Toranomon Hills district

More details have been released on the Toranomon Hills Station Tower which will be built on the north-west side of Toranomon Hills in central Tokyo. The building height will be 265 meters, which is 18 meters taller than the neighbouring Toranomon Hills tower and 17 meters taller that Tokyo Midtown.

Construction of the 49-storey tower is scheduled to start in 2019 with completion by 2022.

The lower floors will contain a world-class hotel and retail, while the mid and upper floors will contain office space. The total floor area will be approximately 237,000 sqm. The exterior was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his architectural firm OMA.

This building forms part of Mori Building’s 400 billion Yen redevelopment of a 7.5 hectare site in the Toranomon district. In addition to Toranomon Hills (2014), which houses office space, high-end apartments and the Andaz hotel, Mori is also planning the 220m tall Toranomon Hills Residential Tower (2019), and the 185m tall Toranomon Hills Business Tower (2019).

The project also coincides with a new subway station on the Hibiya Line which will offer direct access to Toranomon Hills.

 

Other developments in the Toranomon district include:

  • Toranomon-Azabudai District (2022): A 330m tall office and apartment building (including a 1,000 sqm penthouse), and 270m and 240m tall office/residential buildings.
  • Tokyo World Gate (2020): A 180m tall, 38-storey building with office space, 200-room EDITION hotel and 12 condominium-type penthouse apartments.
  • Hotel Okura Redevelopment (2019): Two towers of 85m and 195m with office space and the new Hotel Okura.
  • Toranomon Hospital Redevelopment (2019~2022): A 179m tall office tower and 90m tall hospital building.

 

Source: The Daily Engineering & Construction News, August 18, 2017.