At 330 Meters, A District Tower Is Set to be Japans Tallest Building | Pelli Clarke & Partners

At 330 Meters, A District Tower Is Set to be Japans Tallest Building | Pelli Clarke & Partners

Connecticut-based architecture firm Pelli Clarke & Partners set to break its record by creating the tallest tower in Japan. At 330-meter-tall, A District tower takes the title of Japan's tallest building from Abeno Harukas, a 300-meter tall skyscraper designed in 2014 in Osaka by the same firm. The building has reached its full height with a steel frame placed at its top. It is said to be fully finished in 2023 and will comprise large-scale office space, luxury residences, medical and research centers, as well as schools and retail facilities. Read more about the project below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):


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pelli-clarke-partners-japan-tallestThe building named 'A District Tower' is a part of Mori Building Co.'s project to redesign an estimated 8.1-hectare area bestriding Tokyo's Toronamon and Azabudai Districts. Shimizu Corp., a principal Japanese general contractor, started the construction of the tower in 2019.


"Out of our three projects on the site, the main tower is perhaps the most visual on the skyline," said Pelli Clarke & Partners senior principal Fred Clarke. "It is the first thing visitors will see upon arrival in Tokyo."

pelli-clarke-partners-japan-tallestThe site in Toronamon-Azabudai District will include one large and two smaller towers while it has a planted pergola in the area, which Heatherwick Studio designs.

What Does it Comprise?

District A is the tallest tower out of three projects on the site. The 64-story building has 11 top floors dedicated to 91 luxury homes, which luxury hotelier Aman develops. And Yabu Pushelberg has done the interiors of these homes.


Sou Fujimoto Architects and Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei were assigned the work to craft a crown for Japan's tallest skyscraper.

pelli-clarke-partners-japan-tallestThe 45 stories will comprise offices covering an area of 204,000 square meters and boast a largely column-free interior.

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Earthquake-Resistant Skyscraper

The building is employed with earthquake-resistant systems, including emergency elevator systems and emergency generators, to ensure safety. The tower will also accommodate Education centers like The British School in Tokyo, which boasts an eight-floor campus host to 700 international students.

pelli-clarke-partners-japan-tallestKeio University Cente, a medical treatment and research facility, will lie on the fifth and sixth floors of the 64-story tower.

Project Details

Project Name: District A
Location: Japan
Architect: Pelli Clarke & Partners
Images Courtesy: DBOX for Mori

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