A multi-district cultural heart for the city
Tokyo's urban condition of narrow streets, sprawling low-rise buildings and few parks did not offer its citizens a high quality of life. What's more, the horizontally oriented cityscape did not stack up against other international cities. Renowned developer Minoru Mori envisioned a mid-town district that would afford citizens a better lifestyle and become a cultural center attracting people from all over the world. That vision is Roppongi Hills, Japan's largest private real estate development.
At a Glance
Award for Excellence: Asia Pacific, Urban Land Institute
Largest Private Development in Japan
Public art is kept fresh and is found throughout the project thanks to a partnership with the Museum of Modern Art in New York that was overseen by JERDE, while the project's central plaza is programmed with hundreds of events per year.
Keyakizaka Dori is a luxury shopping promenade that caters to a variety of both residents and tourists.
Winner ULI Global Award of Excellence