Toranomon Hills Tokyo

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Mixed-Use building
  • Company/Firm
    Ingenhoven Associates
  • Lead Designer
    Christoph Ingenhoven
  • Design Team
    Martin Reuter
  • Architect
    ingenhoven associates
  • Const. Company
    Obayashi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan (office tower); Takenaka Corporation, Tokyo, Japan (residential t
  • Photographer Credit
    ingenhoven associates/HGEsch
  • Location
    Japan, 105-6390 Tokyo, Minato City, Toranomon, 1 Chome
  • Client
    MORI Building Co. Ltd, Tokyo
  • Project Date
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One of Tokyo’s tallest skyscrapers, is flanked by two impressive new companions: an office tower, 36 stories and 185 metres high, and a residential tower, Japan’s tallest residential skyscraper at 54 stories and 220 metres high.
A green, publicly accessible plateau connects all three high-rise buildings at the first above-ground level. The central design element is the rich plant life that interweaves the skyscrapers with their environment.
The two new towers integrate well with the surrounding neighbourhood, respecting the taller central tower while presenting their own contemporary urban response. They reflect the greenery of the adjacent parks and gardens of the historic Atago Shrine dating back to 1603. The towers fan out towards the ground-level zone in stepped terraces with a public green plateau above the plaza at street level. The towers are designed to accommodate earthquakes and typhoons, through appropriate building component dimensions. Like ancient temple buildings, the high-rises are structurally configured to passively dampen seismic vibrations. Both towers are characterized by decks finished in white, powder-coated aluminium.

Founded in 1985, ingenhoven associates is one of the pioneers of sustainable architecture. The multinational, interdisciplinary team is highly efficient - uniting the energizing zeal of the young and the knowledge gathered by the senior professionals.

Using the term supergreen®, the practice pursues a comprehensive sustainability concept, developing and building projects of any size and typology in almost all parts of the world.

The head office of ingenhoven associates is located in the Düsseldorf Media Harbour. In addition, the firm is represented internationally in St.Moritz and Singapore.

Other prizes
MIPIM, CTBUH, WAF, RIBA international Award, GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARD, German Design Award, Iconic Awards and many others.