A hybrid-timber office building under construction in central Tokyo has been selected as a leading sustainable project by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
The tentatively-named Tameike Project is the redevelopment of the former Nomura Fudosan Tameike Building. The former 9-story building dating from 1959 has been demolished to make way for a new 9-story office building to be completed in October 2023.
The structure utilizes Shimizu Corporation’s ‘Shimizu Hy-wood’ method of construction. Using timber in the construction is estimated to result in a 420-ton, or 24% offset in carbon emissions compared to a fully steel-frame building.
Source: Nomura Real Estate Development Press Release, December 22, 2021.
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