Mori Building to Open Azabudai Hills on November 24, 2023

Modern Urban Village with a huge open space filled with lush greenery in the world’s largest metropolis

TOKYO--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--Mori Building Co., Ltd., Japan’s leading urban landscape developer, announced today that Azabudai Hills, a multi-use complex and new world-class neighborhood in Central Tokyo, will open on November 24. This Toranomon-Azabudai District Category 1 Urban Redevelopment Project has been promoted by Mori Building, others, and around 300 landowners for approx. 35 years.

Embracing the concept of “Modern Urban Village”, Azabudai Hills is a nature-rich landmark with a world-class business center, attractive retail and residential facilities and a huge open space filled with lush greenery that brings people together. Mori Building’s vision is for Azabudai Hills to become a “Green & Wellness” community, where people live harmoniously with nature and lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Spanning a vast area of approx. 8.1 hectares, Azabudai Hills boasts an impressive 24,000m² of lush greenery, providing a total floor area of approx. 861,700m² that accommodates diverse urban functions, including offices, residences, retail facilities, cultural facilities, educational institutions, and medical facilities.

Azabudai Hills has garnered support from partners who share the vision of creating a green-rich environment and realizing a new urban lifestyle within an integrated urban development. Among these esteemed partners are the Keio University Center for Preventive Medicine; The British School in Tokyo, one of the largest international schools in the city center; Janu Tokyo, the world's first sister-brand hotel of Aman; the Tokyo Venture Capital Hub, which brings together around 70 Japanese venture capitals; approximately 150 retail stores including luxury brands and Azabudai Hills Market; and the renowned Mori Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless, previously located in Odaiba. All these exceptional establishments are set to open in Azabudai Hills. Some facilities in Azabudai Hills will open gradually after December 2023.

Mori Building is dedicated to creating a vibrant urban landscape and contributing to the magnetic power of Tokyo through its unique compact city concept, “Hills”, which combines diverse and complementary urban functions. With Azabudai Hills, we will collaborate with our partners to propose a new urban vision of ”Green & Wellness" in response to the increasing importance of environmental and health aspects in modern society.

A factbook providing full details of Azabudai Hills and its facilities is available at the following website: https://onl.tw/VYcx5TJ

Azabudai Hills Overview

Site Area Approx. 8.1ha
Ground Area Approx. 63,900m²
Total Floor Area Approx. 861,700m²
Office Area Approx. 214,500m²
Green Area Approx. 2.4ha
Residential Units Approx. 1,400 units
Retail Facilities Approx. 23,000m²
Facilities Offices, residences, Retail facilities, Hotels, Cultural facilities,
International school, Medical facilities, etc.

Central Green (Central Square), Green and Sustainability

The creation of an overwhelming abundance of greenery

By taking advantage of the topographical differences of the area—including low-rise rooftops on podium buildings—the site accommodates 24,000m² of green space, including an approx. 6,000m² central square (Central Green). As a result, Mori Building creates a relaxing urban oasis in the heart of Tokyo.
The dynamic architecture of the lower levels, designed by Heatherwick Studio, blends beautifully with the greenery and creates a rich environment where the entire city is surrounded by lush greens.

Promote Sustainability

The entire city is promoting citywide efforts to decarbonize and recycle resources. 100% of the electricity supplied to the complex will come from renewable sources, meeting the targets set by the Renewable Energy 100% (RE100). Azabudai Hills is on track to receive a top-level Platinum certification in the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ND (Neighborhood Development) category for mixed-use developments, and BD+C (Building & Design/Core and Shell Development) certification for newly constructed tenant buildings.

Keio University Center for Preventive Medicine

The Keio University Center for Preventive Medicine will now move to Azabudai Hills.
Supported by the latest medical equipment and highly specialized university-hospital personnel, the center will provide high-precision physical examinations for early detection of disease risks, as well as a program optimized to meet the individual needs of each patient. Larger in size, the new facility will alleviate congestion and provide a comfortable environment for medical examinations.

The British School in Tokyo

The British School in Tokyo, one of the largest international schools in Tokyo, will open in Azabudai Hills on August 30, 2023. The new campus manifests the school‘s desire to educate children in a relaxed, natural environment in the heart of the city, and Mori Building’s vision to support Tokyo's global magnetism. The school offers a British-style curriculum with a rich international flavor to students of more than 60 nationalities. The new campus will provide a lush natural environment for educating young people to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Art &Gallery

At Azabudai Hills, our approach has been based on the concept of making the “whole city as a museum.” At the center of the overall facility is a museum and art gallery with a total space of around 9,300m². Public art installations are dotted throughout the area, creating a urban space where art and culture blend seamlessly.

Azabudai Hills Gallery

Azabudai Hills Gallery will be the core cultural promotion facility. Azabudai Hills Gallery is equipped with museum facilities, and will showcase diverse cultural genre. To commemorate the opening, an exhibition by Olafur Eliasson, a pioneering artist who is also actively involved in environmental issues and created one of the public artworks for Azabudai Hills, will be held.
Opening Exhibition “Olafur Eliasson Exhibition: A Cycle of Interconnected Moments in Harmony”

Public Art: Eliminating the boundary between art and daily life

Mori Art Museum has curated a selection of art works that help people to visualize the energy of the natural world that exists in Azabudai Hills, blending the complex’s grand scale with the human scale.

MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless

The digital art museum, a joint project between Mori Building and teamLab, originally opened in Odaiba, attracted 2.3 million visitors from more than 160 countries in its first year. The relocated museum, now set to open at Azabudai Hills, will showcase teamLab's evolving collection of artworks, including several that will make their Japanese debut.

Retail Facilities

Azabudai Hills will operate some 23,000m² of a large commercial area, surrounded by beautiful greenery. The area is home to around 150 shops, including luxury brands, cafes with liberating terraces, and several high-end restaurants.

A large-scale food market called Azabudai Hills Market will be created in the basement of the Central Green area. Boasting an area of approx. 4,000m², it will emphasize the essential richness and enjoyment of food through careful selection of ingredients, Tokyo's rich food culture, and the promise of healthy gourmet lifestyles.

Azabudai Hills Market

Food is an aspect of Japanese culture that we are proud to share with the world. 31 of Japan's leading specialty stores have come together in the desire to preserve and further evolve this food culture.

Luxury brands

A new luxury street like no other will make its debut, featuring top-class exclusive luxury brands nestling side by side in a lush green environment in the heart of the city.
Planned to open: Hermès, Cartier, CELINE, DIOR, BERLUTI, L'Officine Universelle Buly, ST LOUIS, TimeVallée, BVRGARI, BOTTEGA VENETA

Janu Tokyo

The lower levels of Residence A (1-13th floors) will be home to Janu Tokyo - the debut of Aman's sister brand Janu.

The 122 guestroom hotel is located in an ideal location facing the lush Central Green, and features a 4,000m² wellness facility, one of the largest for luxury hotels in Tokyo, with group functional training and fitness gym, as well as eight restaurants and bars perfect for family and group gatherings.

Azabudai Hills Residences

Azabudai Hills will create 1,400 new residential units. Surrounded by lush greenery, residents will enjoy advanced, convenient urban advantages and harmony with nature to experience mental and physical health as well as highly prosperous and truly human lives. As a part of Azabudai Hills, the Azabudai Hills Residence will embody supreme functionality in condominiums infused with Mori Building's expertise in creating luxurious residences.

Aman Residences, Tokyo, located at the top of Mori JP Tower and managed in partnership with Aman, the operator of diverse world-class luxury hotels and resorts, will deliver exceptional value as an exclusive residence with just 91 units for the ultimate in serene living.

Offices

At Azabudai Hills, the entire complex will function as a unified workplace. Office space (approx. 214,500m² in total) will be offered mainly on floors 7 to 52 of Mori JP Tower, to support diverse workstyles for approx. 20,000 people. Standard floors in Mori JP Tower will have a leasable area of about 4,800m², one of the largest floor plates in Japan, allowing this world-class office building to fully meet the needs of global companies.

Hills House

Hills House, a facility on the 33rd and 34th floors of Mori JP Tower with a total area of about 3,300m2, will be a base that tenant companies and their employees can use the entire city as a workplace.

Tokyo Venture Capital Hub

Azabudai Hills will become home to Tokyo Venture Capital Hub, Japan‘s first large-scale venture capital hub in Japan. Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA), top independent venture capitalists (VCs) leading Japan’s VC industry, and some 70 corporate venture capitalists (CVCs) backed by Japanese major corporations will come together.

A factbook providing full details of Azabudai Hills and its facilities is available at the following website: https://onl.tw/VYcx5TJ

To watch the overview movie of Azabudai Hills, please click here (https://bit.ly/3Yu6FVZ) for the newest one, and here (https://bit.ly/3OK21A3) for the one from 2019.

About Mori Building

Mori Building is an innovative urban developer based in Tokyo. The company is committed to maximizing the magnetic power of cities by creating and nurturing safe, sustainable and cosmopolitan urban centers based on its unique Vertical Garden City concept of high-rise centers for business, education, leisure and residence. The concept is applied in the company’s many leading-edge projects, including ARK Hills, Roppongi Hills and Toranomon Hills in Tokyo and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Mori Building is also engaged in real estate leasing, project management and consultation. Please visit www.mori.co.jp/en

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