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