Details on Park Court Akasaka Hinokicho The Tower (previously the Akasaka 9 Chome Tower Project) have just been released. The 170m tall, 44-storey condominium, which was designed by Nikken and famed architect Kengo Kuma, is currently under construction on the northern side of Tokyo Midtown.
The high-rise will contain 322 apartments, of which just 163 (50%) will be available for sale. The remainder will go to landholders and participants of the development. The two and three-bedroom apartments will range in size from 57.61 ~ 203.96 sqm (620 ~ 2,195 sq ft). Layouts are cleverly designed and do not contain any windowless bedrooms that you may find in cheaper developments. The largest apartment, a 203 sqm penthouse, includes two full bathrooms, while the rest of the apartments have 1 bathroom.
Sales will begin in
September October November 2015 . Prices have yet to be announced, but with apartments in other recent high-rises in Akasaka selling for around 2,000,000 Yen/sqm, it is likely that we will see comparative pricing in this new project. There have been rumours that apartments could be priced as high as 3,000,000 Yen/sqm.
Of all the high-rise condominiums in Akasaka, this one is arguably in the most prime location. It is located right on the northern edge of Tokyo Midtown, a 248m tall, mixed-use development that includes The Ritz-Carlton, retail, restaurants, an office tower and luxury rental apartments. It will have a Green Bridge connecting it directly to Midtown’s parkland. This will be the only high-rise condominium that offers such proximity to Midtown. Other low-rise condominiums on the eastern side of Midtown have retained high prices over the years, but do not offer the views that are possible from a 44-storey tower. Apartments within Midtown itself are available for rent only.
Tokyo Midtown offers high-end retail, cafes, dining, museums, parks, hotel, office and bilingual medical facilities, right in the heart of the vibrant Akasaka and Roppongi district. Kengo Kuma designed the Gardenside (commercial wing) of Tokyo Midtown, including the Suntory Museum of Art, and the Akasaka 9 Chome Tower Project has been designed to complement and work in harmony with Midtown.
The building will feature a front desk with concierge service, a gym (a rarity in most condominiums), view lounge and party room. There will only be 103 car parks for the 322 apartments, and only 13 of those spaces will be flat parking.
The structure will be built the using base-isolation (menshin-kozo) and vibration control (seishin-kozo) methods of earthquake-resistant construction. This will be the first condominium in Japan to use the linear motor-type active mass damper construction method. It will also be approved as long-term superior housing, which may result in certain property tax deductions for apartment owners.
Completion is scheduled for February 2018, with apartments ready for delivery from the end of April 2018.
- Akasaka Sacas: 810 meters (11 min walk)
- Tokyo Midtown: 190 meters (3 min walk)
- Presse Premium Supermarket: 190 meters (3 min walk)
- Hinokicho Park: 210 meters (3 min walk)
- Roppongi Hills: 940 meters (12 min walk)
- Ark Hills: 1,190 meters (15 min walk)
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