Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Office, Commercial / 2005

Type Office, Commercial
Service Architecture / Interior
Owner -
Project Team Design Architect / Cesar Pelli & Associates, Design and Supervision / NIHON SEKKEI, INC.
Construction -
Total floor area 130,752.26㎡
Floor, Structure 38F/B4F, S/SRC/RC
Location 2-1-1, Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Photograph Kawasumi Architecture Photograph Office, Kokyu Miwa Architectural Photography
Award Good Design Award 2008 / BCS Award(2009) / Good lighting Award(2006) / Japan Stainless Steel Association Prize(2006) / Architecture in Perspective Award(2004) / Japan

About the Project

This is a newly added building joining the main Mitsui building, the Mitusi building was designed by Trowbridge & Livingston 70 years ago and is designated as a cultural asset of national importance. The origin of the concept for this project was the will to connect to more developments continuing the memories, quality level and pride of those great historical buildings in the Muromachi era. All aspects that were paramount in formulating a design including historical construction function, promotions, rhythm, shape and the aged look were created through conversations. The building’s main function as a closed off bank was changed to an atrium function which interacts with the public greatly. The transparency that keeps the promotion principle of Neo-classicism was achieved.

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