Hanae Mori Omotesando 1

The Aoyama Obayashi Building, commonly known as the Hanae Mori Building, is currently undergoing reconstruction. Demolition of the former building started in July, 2010 and is expected to be complete by February, 2011. Construction of the new building is scheduled to begin in April, 2011.

The former building was designed by Kenzo Tange and was completed in 1977.  Tange also designed the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka which is slated for demolition in 2011.

The building site is in a prime location along Omotesando Avenue. It is situated right in between the Gucci and Tods boutiques. The new building will house retail stores and commercial offices.


Hanae Mori Omotesando 2


Old Building:
– Built: 1977
– Building floorspace: 9,657.04 sqm
– Construction: SRC 5 stories + 1 basement

New Building:
– Start Date: April, 2011
– Completion: March, 2013
– Building floorspace: 14,149 sqm
– Construction: SRC 9 stories + 2 basement floors
– Height: 48m (maximum height)