Mita Garden Hills selected as name of new luxury project in central Tokyo

Mita Garden Hills is now the official name of the large-scale luxury condominium project being developed by Mitsui Fudosan Residential and Mitsubishi Estate Residence in Minato’s Mita neighborhood. This is the second ‘Garden Hills’ since Hiroo Garden Hills was developed in the 1980s.

The site spans 2.5 hectares and will have 1,002 apartments across several 1 ~ 14-story buildings, with apartment sizes ranging from 29 ~ 370 sqm (312 ~ 3,891 sq.ft). Only the units over 200 sqm in size appear to have two bathrooms (or a shower in the main bedroom).

A resident-only central garden of around 7,700 sqm will be landscaped with 130 varieties of new and existing plants. Approximately 500 tonnes of rainfall will be collected each year to help with the watering of the plants to conserve water usage.

Residents will also be able to enjoy concierge services provided in conjunction with the Imperial Hotel, valet, butler, porter, doorman, workspaces, gym, golf range, sauna, stone sauna, theatre room, cafe lounge, restaurant, and a bar tended by staff from the Imperial Hotel.

From a hygienic perspective, there will be touchless key entry and touchless elevator access. The common areas will use an IoT system to adjust ventilation and humidity levels depending on reservations and CO2 concentration.

This will be the largest apartment building developed in Japan where all apartments are ZEH-Oriented. Apartments and common areas will have low emissivity (Low E) double-glazed windows, thick insulating exterior walls, LED lighting, SoftBank electric power supply originating from renewable energy sources, a large-scale fuel cell, and solar panels. 

There will be 501 car parks for the 1,002 apartments, with just 42 of those parking spaces flat parking and 459 machine-type parking. There will be 2 guest parking spaces with EV charging points. 

Hoshino Architects is in charge of the main design. This international architectural firm has done several design projects for Mitsui, including Park Court Jingu Kitasando The Tower, Park Court Shibuya The Tower, Mid Tower Grand, and the Shibuya City Office. The landscape has been designed by San Francisco and Tokyo-based office ma. 

Part of the entrance facade and lobby will be reconstructed from the former art deco Ministry of Communications and Transportation Postal Life Insurance Building. Built in 1929, this was one of a small number of surviving art deco buildings in Tokyo until its demolition in early 2020.

The sales showroom is scheduled to open in the fall. Completion of the project is expected in March 2025.

Source: Mitsui Fudosan Residential and Mitsubishi Estate Residence Press Release, April 25, 2022.

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