Futako Tamagawa Masterplan in Tokyo

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Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

Retail, Office, Leisure and Residential Development Tokyo, Japan design by Conran and Partners

25 Nov 2015

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan in Tokyo

Design: Conran and Partners, architects

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Conran and Partners completes 20 hectare urban regeneration project

Won in limited competition against a list of international architects including Cesar Pelli, KPF and Kengo Kuma, Conran and Partners has led this significant project, Tokyo’s single largest development in the last 10 years, as both Design Architect and Design Supervisor since 2004.

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

The scheme, located on the south-west edge of the city alongside the Tama River, comprises a total of 400,00 sqm of retail, office, leisure and residential building, as well as a new city park. The first phase of the project, launched in March 2011, was made up of 260,000m² of mixed use development including two department stores, a retail galleria, an office building, three residential towers ranging from 28 to 40 storeys, as well as two low rise residential buildings, providing a total of 1,000 apartments.

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

The recently completed final phase of construction creates an additional 140,000 sqm of development including retail, a cinema complex, TV studio and leisure uses, surrounding a 30-storey office building surmounted by a three-storey hotel.

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

Conran and Partners’ design concept for the project responds to the essential elements of the site: its location on the very edge of Tokyo, its adjacency to the Tamagawa River and the shift across its one kilometre length, from the urbanity of the railway station to the west, to the park to the east. As such, the scheme reflects the site’s important transitionary role at the threshold between city and nature in this popular, familyorientated neighbourhood.

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

A unifying landscaped plateau has been created across the whole site through which a ribbon element defines the journey: a promenade celebrating this transitional route. The individual building designs respond to their specific location along the route, with a bolder use of colour adjacent to the railway station, becoming lighter and more delicate in detail towards the park.

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

Tokyo architectural development design by Conran and Partners

The scheme’s references to nature are expressed as stone strata, both as eroding planes within the base plateau and in the stepping form of the low rise buildings. The project is the first in Japan to achieve LEED ND Gold Standard (Pre-Certified Plan) – equivalent to the UK BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan design by Conran and Partners

Tokyo architecture design by Conran and Partners

“Futako Tamagawa Rise epitomises our commitment at Conran and Partners to creating places that enhance the lives of those that live, work and visit them. It also demonstrates yet again the high quality of construction we have become accustomed to in Japan, as well as the essential collaborative spirit of the local
project team.”
-Tim Bowder-Ridger, Managing Director, Conran and Partners

“The eleven years spent developing the Futako Tamagawa project have been a fascinating journey and further builds upon our experience of working in Japan, where we have been busy since 1993.”
– Richard Doone, Project Director, Conran and Partners

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan Tokyo by Conran and Partners

Tokyo architecture by Conran and Partners

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan Tokyo

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan – Building Information

The Japanese team working in collaboration with Conran and Partners

Phase 1
Design and Supervision:
Research Institute of Architects
Tokyu Architects + Engineers
Nihon Sekkei Inc
Landscape: Landscape Plus Inc.
LEED Consulting: Woonerf Inc

Phase 2
Design and Supervision:
Research Institute of Architects
Tokyu Architects + Engineers
Nihon Sekkei Inc
Construction (Phase II): Kajima Corporation
Project implementation body: Association for Urban Redevelopment of Futakotamagawahigashi-Chiku
Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Area: 11.2ha
Total floor area: 423,000sqm

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

Photography: Edmund Sumner

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