Tokyo Garden Terrace

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Tokyo Garden Terrace
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Tokyo Garden Terrace, June, 2015
Location 1-2 Kioichō, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Status Complete
Groundbreaking January 31, 2013
Constructed 2013 – 2016
Estimated completion July 2016
Opening July 27, 2016
Use Mixed
Architect Kohn Pederson Fox
Developer Seibu Properties Co. Ltd.
Owner Seibu Properties Co., Ltd
Technical details
Buildings 2
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Plaza of Flowers
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Office Lobby
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Retail shops in Level 2
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Plaza of Water
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Sprouting Garden

Tokyo Garden Terrace(東京ガーデンテラス,Tōkyō Gaaden Terasu) is a 227,200-square-meter mixed-use development in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Completed in 2016, it includes office, residential, commercial, hotel, and leisure space. [1]

Mixed-use development Type of urban development strategy

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Chiyoda, Tokyo Special ward in Kantō, Japan

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Tokyo Garden Terrace takes up 30,400 square meters previously occupied by the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, across the moat from Akasaka-mitsuke Station, and adjacent to the Hotel New Otani.

Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka skyscraper

The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka was an upscale hotel in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The site of the former hotel is now the location of a mixed-use development named Tokyo Garden Terrace.

Akasaka-mitsuke Station metro station in Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Akasaka-mitsuke Station is a subway station in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro.

The primary developer is Seibu Properties working in concert with several partners. The project master design was created by architectural firm Kohn Pederson Fox; Nikken Sekkei is the local architect of record.

Nikken Sekkei Japanese architecture firm

Nikken Sekkei Ltd. is a Japanese architecture firm headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

Site History

The former Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka on the site was demolished in 2013. The original hotel structure designed by Kenzo Tange, was scheduled for closure at the end of March 2011, due to outdated building facilities and modifications in Tokyo building codes. In the wake of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami the hotel remained open and served as a temporary housing facility for evacuees from coastal regions of Fukushima Prefecture.

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami magnitude 9.0 - 9.1 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on 11 March 2011

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Office and hotel tower

Tokyo Garden Terrace main tower provides 110,000 meters of office space and 28,700 meters of hotel accommodation in a 180m, 36-floor high-rise building. The Prince Gallery Kioichō, the hotel component, opened in July 2016. [2] The hotel is located on floors 30 to 36 of the main tower and operated by Seibu Holdings in partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as a part of Starwood's Luxury Collection of hotel properties.

Residential tower

A separate residential tower provides 22,700 meters of accommodation in a 90m, 21-floor high-rise tower.

Kitashirakawa Palace

The Kitashirakawa Palace has been refurbished as a banquet facility, known as Akasaka Prince Classic House. The historic structure was built in the 1930s as the residence of Yi Un, the last crown prince of Korea.

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  2. "Seibu Holdings plans its most expensive hotel in Tokyo". The Asashi Shimbun. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.

Coordinates: 35°40′47″N139°44′13″E / 35.6796°N 139.7370°E / 35.6796; 139.7370