Kyobashi Tokyo project approved

The Prime Minister of Japan, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Chuo Ward have approved the Kyobashi 3-chome East Area Urban Redevelopment Project, designating it a special national strategic zone development in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Designed by a collaboration between Eric Parry Architects and NIHON SEKKEI, INC, the Kyobashi 3-Chome project will deliver 164,000 sq m of mixed-use space in a building that sits between the central districts of Kyobashi and Ginza.

The 180 metre-tall building is located at the end of Ginza’s Chuo-dori shopping street and will act as landmark visible along the length of the avenue. Urban greening on the lower level balconies will complement the vertical gardens of the building opposite to create a “green gateway” between Ginza and the neighbourhood of Kyobashi, an area known for its art galleries and antique shops.Kyobashi 3-chome is located within walking distance of Tokyo Station, the gateway to the international city of Tokyo. The building will feature direct access to Kyobashi station on the Ginza Line of the Tokyo Metro through its four-storey basement.

The project will introduce improvements to the public realm for pedestrians that include a connection to the new Tokyo Sky Corridor – a public space created on the upper deck of an elevated expressway that will be pedestrianised in a major new public-private partnership project. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2029.