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4 May 2015

Tallest Buildings in Japan: Skyscraper Designs

CTBUH Research: Japan’s Tall Buildings in Numbers

Council Releases New Study Featuring Interactive Graphics

May 4, 2015 – CHICAGO – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat released the latest in its series of original tall building data research entitled Tall Buildings in Numbers – Japan: A History of Tall Innovations. This richly visual study examines, in interactive graphic format, the history of tall building innovation that has characterized the island nation since the early 1960s, highlighting a number of the most significant tall achievements in modern Japanese history.

Tallest Buildings in Japan

Japan is one of the world’s most densely populated nations, as well as one of the most active seismic zones. The combination of these factors has historically driven sophisticated design and engineering innovations—in the tall building industry and beyond—in response to Japan’s uniquely challenging environmental conditions.

This new Tall Buildings in Numbers study enables users to explore data on Japan’s tall buildings by scrolling over interactive images. These unique features include a Skyline of Important Skyscrapers in Japan replete with full-color pop-up images, a Timeline of Important Skyscrapers in Japan with information on all tall buildings over 150 meters spanning nearly 50 years, and finally Mapping Japan: Population and Skyscrapers, which links to CTBUH’s free comprehensive tall building database, The Skyscraper Center.

Tallest Buildings in Japan:
MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower in Japan
photograph : Koji Horiuchi

Japan: A History of Tall Innovations is also included in the upcoming Issue II of the CTBUH Journal, focusing on Japan’s latest innovations in tall buildings, from mixed-use programming, to resilient urban planning, to seismic and façade engineering, and more. The themes explored in this publication coincide with the exciting program for the inaugural CTBUH Japan Chapter Forum, Vertical Habitat – Vision 2020 and Beyond, to be held May 22, 2015, at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.

Tallest Buildings in Japan – timeline:
Tallest Buildings in Japan timeline

Program speakers will include Professor Peter Rees of the Bartlett School, CTBUH Chairman David Malott, Principal at KPF, Kai-uwe Bergmann, Partner at BIG, Toru Abe, CEO and Managing Director at Sekisui House Australia, Satoshi Toyoda, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects, and Tomohiko Yamanashi, Principal at Nikken Sekkei. Speakers will be joined by a panel of Japan’s key decision-makers who will discuss Tokyo’s plans for 2020 and beyond.

Tallest Buildings in Japan – map:
Tallest Buildings in Japan map

About the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. A not-for-profit organization, founded in 1969 and based at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology, CTBUH has an Asia Headquarters office at Tongji University, Shanghai, and a Research Office at Iuav University, Venice, Italy. CTBUH facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings through publications, research, events, working groups, web resources, and its extensive network of international representatives. The CTBUH also developed the international standards for measuring tall building height and is recognized as the arbiter for bestowing such designations as “The World’s Tallest Building.”

CTBUH Research: Japan’s Tall Buildings in Numbers image / information from CTBUH 040515

Vertical Habitat – Vision 2020 and Beyond

CTBUH Event in Japan

Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Academy Hills Auditorium, Tokyo
Organizer: CTBUH Japan

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo:
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Japan
photograph from CTBUH

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
photograph from flickr

Details: From the Metabolism architectural movement of post-war Japan to the “Vertical Garden City” of today, Tokyo remains a global center of innovation in the design, development, and construction of our vertical habitat. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, in cooperation with Mori Building and KPF, invites you to engage in the discussion shaping our urban future.

Schedule: 1:30 – 2:00: Gathering
2:00 – 2:15: Opening Remarks
2:15 – 3:30: Session 1 (3 speakers, 25 minutes each, followed by 15 minutes Q&A)
3:30 – 4:00: Intermission / Coffee Break
4:00 – 5:00: Session 2 (4 panelists, 5 minutes each, followed by panel discussion)
5:00 – 5:05: Closing Remarks
5:05 – 5:30: New Member Registration
6:00 – 8:00: VIP Reception, Roppongi Hills Club


Prof. Peter Rees, University College of London, former chief planner of the City of London
David Malott, Principal, KPF and CTBUH Chairman
Kai-uwe Bergmann, Partner, BIG
Toru Abe, CEO & Managing Director, Sekisui House Australia
Satoshi Toyoda, Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Tomohiko Yamanashi, Principal, Nikken Sekkei

Sponsors: Venue: Mori Building
Co-Organizer: Kohn Pedersen Fox
VIP Reception: ThyssenKrupp

Registration: The Symposium is open to the first 100 registrants. The cost per person is ¥3,000 / $25.

Contact: For questions regarding the event, please contact [email protected].

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Tokyo:
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
photograph from flickr

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
photograph from wikipedia

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