Mori Building unveils OMA’s first tower in Tokyo

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Mori Building unveils OMA's first tower in Tokyo
© OMA, Robota
Mori Building unveils OMA's first tower in Tokyo
© OMA, Robota

Mori Building announced an extensive slate of large-scale redevelopment projects involving the construction of three new mixed-use towers tentatively called Toranomon Hills Business Tower, Toranomon Hills Residential Tower and Toranomon Hills Station Tower around the existing Toranomon Hills. The plans will transform the area into a more vibrant, globally accessible business hub that will entice individuals and enterprises from around the world to live, work and play, reshaping Toranomon into a gateway to Tokyo and hub for international business.

OMA will design the Toranomon Hills Station Tower, a unique mixed-use high rise offering an innovative mix of office, hotel, and retail that highlights public amenities, including a new Hibiya Line subway station. Located at the junction of Toranomon Hills (the business cultural center) and Ark Hills (a lifestyle cultural center), the Toranomon Hills Station Tower responds to the ambitions of both neighborhoods, incorporating an elevated park that links to the surrounding green network, extending the newly configured pedestrian boulevard of Shin Tora Dori.

Shohei Shigematsu:

Toranomon Hills Station Tower serves as a key node that connects the new station to the other towers and the surrounding district. The axis of activity is designed to run through the base, extending vertically to wrap the tower; communicating the activity of the complex at an urban scale.

The design is led by Shohei Shigematsu. It is scheduled to open in 2022, with partial subway service to begin in time for the 2020 Olympics.

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