Toranomon Hills Station Tower
Toranomon Hills Station Tower
LEAD DESIGN ARCHITECT
OMA New York
Vincent de Rijk
Mori Building Co., Ltd., Kume Sekkei
Arc Light Design
Yuzaburo Tanaka, Sumit Sahdev, Yoshiki Matsuda, Anahita Tabrizi, Sergio Zapata, Timothy Tse, Yusef Ali Dennis, Stavros Voskaris, Tommaso Bernabo Silorata, Jackie Woon Bae, Eduardo Tazon Maigre, Tristan Zelic, Noam Dvir, Remy Bertin, Juan Pablo Zepeda, Mitchell Lorberau, Alan Song, Sukjoo Hong, Ken Chongsuwat, Caroline Corbett, Ninoslav Krgovic, Natasha Trice, Toru Okada, Timothy Ho, Andrea Zalewski, Alyssa Murasaki Saltzgaber, Chong Ying Pai, Minkoo Kang, Joanne Chen, Jeremy Kim, Daeho Lee, Mattia Alfieri, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Assaf Kimmel, Aishwarya Keshav, Danni Zhang, Yuriko Tanabe, Taro Kagami, Tomotsugu Ishida, Bom Chinburi, Jade Kwong, Phillip Denny, Miguel Darcy, Eugenia Bevz, Shary Tawil, Wesley Ho, Nicholas Solakian, Carly Dean, Elly Cho, Tamara Jamil, Matthew Davis, Darby Foreman
PARTNER IN CHARGE
Takeshi Mitsuda, Jake Sadler-Foster, Luke Willis
NEY & Partners
Hotels, Office Buildings, Retail
Developed by Mori Building, the 49-story mixed-use tower is the firm’s first ground-up building in Tokyo and the largest built work to date.
The building is the final installment of Mori Building’s vision for the Toranomon Hills Area and central Tokyo as a new Global Business Center hub.
The Toranomon Hills Station Tower takes an open approach to the connection between the building and the city, creating a tightly woven interface in the immediate urban context.
The building has a highly public base including a new Tokyo Metro Station tower underground, a light-filled station atrium and retail concourse, and a cultural center at the top called TOKYO NODE. A new hotel and leasable office floors are located in between.
The tower stands at the terminus of Shintora-dori Avenue, a newly configured thoroughfare connecting Tokyo Bay to the city center.
Its form is created by extending the axis of Shintora-dori Avenue—its public character defines a central activity band in which special areas for gathering are concentrated.
The core is lifted and split to either side of the base, drawing the public inward. The avenue extends into and through the tower via an elevated pedestrian bridge, completing a loop of greenery and activities for the Toranomon Hills Area.
The bridge divides the base into two retail zones. The lower zone, the Station Atrium, provides direct access to the new Toranomon Hills Station on the Hibiya Line of the Tokyo Metro.
The multi-story underground station is open to the outside and flooded with natural light, providing fluid access to the interior of the tower.
The public activity at the base extends vertically to form a central band of special areas for tenants throughout the tower.
The building is shaped to reveal this band from multiple vantage points, making it visible across Tokyo. Two slabs sandwiching the central band are formed in inverted symmetry.
The north slab narrows as it reaches the top in deference to the Imperial Palace.
The south slab is narrowest at its base and widens as it rises, maximizing views of Tokyo Tower and the Roppongi Hills skyline.
The tower is open to the public and defines a new center of commercial and cultural activity.
Works of art and exhibition space are integral to the tower’s presence in the urban context.
A series of public art commissions, including site-specific works by Leo Villareal, Larry Bell, Oba Daisuke, and N. S. Harsha will be on view throughout the complex.
The top floor of the tower is dedicated to TOKYO NODE, a multifaceted center for cultural activities devised by OMA and Mori Building in collaboration.
Its state-of-the-art Lab, three galleries, and sky garden with a pool and restaurants open with a specially commissioned installation by Rhizomatiks x ELEVENPLAY.