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Tokyo Midtown took place on a land of 10 hectares in the mid-district of Tokyo.This book follows the development of Tokyo Midtown by recollecting contributors thoughts, recording the buildup to the opening and witnessing architectural beauty through photography.
master architects: SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP
core architects: NIKKEN SEKKEI
landscape design: EDAW

On March 2007, the grand opening of Tokyo Midtown took place on a land of 10 hectares in the mid-district of Tokyo. This innovative urban environment is shaped by its abundant greenery inherited from the land, together with artworks adding charm to its public space and ultimately encompassing traditional Japanese beauty into the whole complex through internationally active architects and designers. This book follows the development of Tokyo Midtown by recollecting contributors thoughts, recording the buildup to the opening and witnessing architectural beauty through photography.


Contents

Chapter 1
Urban Renaissance and Tokyo Midtown


Key Dialogue:
Tokyo Midtown: The Symbol of the Times
Junichiro Koizumi x Hiromichi Iwasa

Chapter 2
Tokyo Midtown Walking

Chapter 3
Process of Town Planning & Outline of Design Teams

Site History

Urban Design History

Regional Alliances in the Roppongi Area

Master Architect and Concept
Interview: David M. Childs (SOM)

Master Plan Transition

Core Architect
Mitsuo Nakamura (Nikken Sekkei)

Concept of the Entire Complex
Hozuma Chino (Nikken Sekkei)

Activities of the Management Teams
Wataru Tanaka, Atsuhi Omatsu, Hajime Nishijima (Nikken Sekkei)

Under Construction

Chapter 4
Tokyo Midtown: Architects and Designers

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
EDAW, Inc.
Communication Arts, Inc.
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Sakakura Associates
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Frank Nicholson, Inc.
Nikken Housing System
i-LAND-ALPHA
Nikken Space Design
Fukken Engineering
Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop (KMDW)
Hachiro Sakakibara / Land Art
Atsushi Harano
Rian Ihara Design Office + Emotional Space Design
TOSHIO SHIMIZU ART OFFICE
Nikken Sekkei


Chapter 5
Tokyo Midtown Record

Drawings
Detail Drawings
Construction Technology: Takenaka Corporation
Construction Technology: Taisei Corporation
Construction Scene
Fixed-point Observation
Data Sheet
Profile + Credits