WAN Awards 2018

FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018

WAN Jobs
News Review
WAN Urban Challenge
WAN Awards
Previous Next

Shin-Marunouchi Building, Marunouchi district, Tokyo, Japan

Thursday 08 Mar 2007

Hopkins on a high

Shin-Marunouchi Building by Hopkins Architects in Marunouchi district, Tokyo, Japan
Photo credit: Miyagawa Inc 
Shin-Marunouchi Building by Hopkins Architects in Marunouchi district, Tokyo, Japan Shin-Marunouchi Building by Hopkins Architects in Marunouchi district, Tokyo, Japan
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment

Hopkins first completed project in Japan will be the tallest building in Tokyo’s financial centre 

On 19 April 2007 the official opening of Hopkins Architects’ Shin-Marunouchi building, a 198m ‘skyscraper’ in the Marunouchi district, will take place. Situated directly opposite Tokyo station, the gateway to Japan, the building is arguably the most important and publicly recognisable site in Japan. Hopkins Architects were invited to tender for the Shin-Marunouchi through two closed design competitions in July 2001, along with a number of world-renowned architects. They have partnered with local practice MJS (Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei) to create the tallest of six buildings that make up the complex. The brief was to build upon an existing, 1952 constructed, nine-storey building in a truly modern style, whilst addressing the historical setting. Hopkins have created an additional 35 floors above ground and four below, offering a total of 195,000 sq metres of retail, public and office space. The spacious ground floor gives visitors a sense of walking through the streets as they pass under a large arch leading to the entrance to Tokyo Station. A new connection directly into the underground and public transport system has been created at lower ground level. Floors one to seven are the commercial zones of the building and will house more than one hundred and fifty retail stores, offering meeting and relaxation rooms, gym and changing facilities in addition to office space. Floors nine to thirty-seven have been pre-leased as office space to a collection of high profile Japanese and international companies.

Key Facts

Status Official opening 19/04/07
Value 0(m€)
Hopkins Architects

More projects by this architect

Living Planet Centre

London 2012 Velodrome

Frick Chemistry Laboratory - Princeton University

Olympic Velodrome

Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University

North College Redevelopment - Rice University

Kroon Hall - Yale University

Newton & Arkwright Buildings - Nottingham Trent University

La Spezia Hospital

Hopkins school projects

Brent Civic Centre

National Lawn Tennis Centre

VeloPark London 2012

The Smallest Cinema in the World – For the Wealthy and the Good

Bryanston School, Music Department

Dubai World Trade Centre District

Dubai Gate Village

Cricket Stadium


Hostry Building

Evelina Childrens' Hospital

Evelina Childrens Hospital

Reinventing Cities

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site