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  7. Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo

Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo

Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo
Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo, A new office tower (height 185 m) and a residential tower (height 220 m) will be built on both sides of the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. Together they will form the new Toranomon business and lifestyle center. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects
A new office tower (height 185 m) and a residential tower (height 220 m) will be built on both sides of the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. Together they will form the new Toranomon business and lifestyle center. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects

ingenhoven architects has released its design for the Toranomon Project, a new business and lifestyle development that will include a 175,000-square-meter office tower and a 122,000-square-meter residential tower, which will become Tokyo’s highest residential building at approximately 220 meters tall.

Located in the Toranomon area of Tokyo, the project will be built around the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, with respect for the existing structure, but with its own identity as a set of nodes in the larger urban green network.

Based on the idea of the “vertical garden city,” the central tower in the design will feature lushly planted public pedestrian decks that fan out to create a stepped urban landscape and an “area for exchange and movement, bringing the greenery of the surrounding gardens of the historic Atago Shrine up and onto the buildings.”

Toranomon office tower: The lower decks of the of ce tower create several areas for exchange and movement. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects
Toranomon office tower: The lower decks of the of ce tower create several areas for exchange and movement. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects

Additionally, these green terraces help to reduce the urban heat island effect and air pollution, while also shading the fully glazed façades of the building, which balances the desire for maximum daylight with the energy performance requirements of a high-performance building envelope.

The planted terraces enhance the energy of the Toranomon residential tower and create continuity with the ground plan. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects
The planted terraces enhance the energy of the Toranomon residential tower and create continuity with the ground plan. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects

Moreover, the project will utilize other green technologies like a cogeneration system, grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaics, and high-efficiency lighting and mechanical equipment.

Openness and an inviting visual transition between inside and outside characterise the office tower. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects
Openness and an inviting visual transition between inside and outside characterise the office tower. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects

The project is slated for completion in 2019. Learn more here.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
  • Client

    The Mori Building Corp.
  • Area

    297000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2019

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo" 20 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785775/ingenhoven-architects-reveal-plans-for-green-tower-in-tokyo/> ISSN 0719-8884