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Featured Buildings Involving Shimizu Corporation

Ardmore Residence

Ardmore Residence, Singapore

Located in a prime location, The Ardmore Residence provides expansive panoramic views of the cityscape.

Fukoku Tower

Fukoku Tower, Osaka

This tower has a very constructive interaction with the ground plane. This starts with the generous extension of the pedestrian way as the sidewalks extend within the property.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo

Turning the traditional configuration for school design literally on its side by projecting it vertically, the Cocoon tower presents an incredible case-study for creating a university.

Sky Habitat

Sky Habitat, Singapore

Sky Habitat explores the balance of high-density living with humanistic concepts of community, landscape, gardens, and daylight by utilizing a three-dimensional matrix of homes.

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About Shimizu Corporation

Shimizu's more than 200-year history began in 1804, when founder Kisuke Shimizu launched a carpentry business in the Kanda Kajicho district in Edo (now Tokyo). This work set forth the concept of how businesses can contribute to society based on a firm union between ethics and economics, thereby achieving fair returns and attractive growth.

Construction technologies and methods have advanced rapidly since that time. Still, the approach of striving to ensure growth based on quality products that satisfy customers remains the unchanging foundation for all Shimizu activities.

Each structure Shimizu builds incorporates ideas that are drawn from a wide range of parties while centering on the needs of their customers. Shimizu identifies these ideas and applies them in a way that breathes new life into its structures.

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Shimizu Corporation Connected Global News

Japan's Tallest Skyscraper Opens in Osaka

Japan's Tallest Skyscraper Opens in Osaka

6 Mar 2014, Osaka – Abeno Harukas, which at 300 meters qualifies as supertall, opens in Japan this week, and…

UNStudio Completes Ardmore Residence

UNStudio Completes Ardmore Residence

15 Nov 2013, Singapore – UNStudio recently completed the Ardmore Residence, a 36-story residential tower near…

Harvard Grad Paul Tange Explains Tall Buildings

Harvard Grad Paul Tange Explains Tall Buildings

26 Mar 2013, Tokyo – As part of the Global Harvard series of alumni interviews, architect Paul Tange, son of…

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Shimizu Corporation at CTBUH

CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings

Apr 2011, CTBUH Journal Paper – Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate…

CTBUH Resources Involving Shimizu Corporation

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Finalist

Dense Urbanism: The High-Rise Tower as a Building Block for the Public Realm

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects

For Everyone a Sky Garden

21 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Christopher Mulvey, Safdie Architects

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III
CTBUH Research

21st Century Vertical Lifestyles - Intergenerational, Integrated Communities

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects Limited

Design and Construction of GINZA KABUKIZA

1 Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3
Hiroshi Kawamura, Yoji Ishibashi & Tsutomu Morofushi, Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei; et al

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Papers/Research

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III; CTBUH Research
As part of a recent collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records, CTBUH certified that Shanghai Tower has the fastest elevator and the longest elevator run of all commercial buildings in the world. Expanding upon this study, CTBUH sought to…
21st Century Vertical Lifestyles - Intergenerational, Integrated Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects Limited
How does the 21st Century youth culture of social media integrate and merge with an ever increasing tech savvy senior population? As our cities and urban environments become increasingly dense and tall, the challenges and opportunities for vertical…
Design and Construction of GINZA KABUKIZA
1 Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Hiroshi Kawamura, Yoji Ishibashi & Tsutomu Morofushi, Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei; et al
This paper describes the structural solution for the design of a 29-story high-rise tower, which features a large office space above the Kabukiza Theatre. Kabuki is a type of Japanese traditional drama, and Kabukiza is the home building of Kabuki.…
Humanizing the Megascale
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
The principles set forth 48 years ago at the Montreal Expo 1967, embodied in the form of Habitat ’67, which proposed an entirely different kind of “modern tall housing project,” are now advanced in the 21st century in Singapore, with Sky Habitat. The…
Seismic Isolation Systems Incorporating with RC Core Walls and Precast Concrete Perimeter Frames
Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Dai Shimazaki and Kentaro Nakagawa, Shimizu Corporation
Shimizu Corporation Tokyo Headquarters, one of the city’s leading office buildings, features many pioneering technologies that contribute to a sustainable society through environmental stewardship and a sophisticated disaster management facility. In…
Application of Seismic Isolation Systems In Japanese High-Rise Buildings
May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II; Kentaro Nakagawa & Dai Shimazaki, Shimizu Corporation; Satoshi Yoshida & Ken Okada, Nikken Sekkei
In this paper, state-of-the-art technologies and design methods for seismic isolation systems are introduced in detail, through two practical examples of newly-built high-rise buildings. In both cases, seismic isolation systems contribute to minimize…
BIM Applications to Large-scale Complex Building Projects in Japan
Dec 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 4; Yusuke Yamazaki, Tou Tabuchi, Makoto Kataoka, & Dai Shimazaki, Shimizu Corporation
This paper introduces recent applications of three-dimensional building/construction data modeling (3D) and building information modeling (BIM) to large-scale complex building construction projects in Japan.
Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat surprising, with 114 buildings over 200 meters having helipads globally, across…
For Everyone a Sky Garden
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
A key principle of Moshe Safdie’s work over the last four decades has been to develop livable collective spaces within dense urban environments. This paper shares both technical breakthroughs and proposed conceptual frameworks for collective public…
Earthquake Observation Record in a Building named "Chisuikan"
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Tetsuya Tomizawa, Osamu Takahashi & Hiromasa Aida, Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc; Junji Suhara & Keiichi Okada, Shimizu Corp, et al
The authors have been reporting development of a three-dimensional seismic base isolation system that is capable of seismically isolate the horizontal and vertical motions at the same time, as well as the building to that such system is applied.…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Fire Resistance of Steel Frames
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Yoshifumi Sakumoto, Nippon Steel; Taro Nishigaki, Taisei; Koji Ikeda, Shimizu
This paper presents an analysis on the fire resistance of the World Trade Center’s steel frames and examines precautions to be taken in designing skyscrapers.
The Structural Redundancy of Earthquake Resistant Designed Buildings Against Impulsive Load
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Kazuo Tamura, Yutaka Nakamura & Daigo Ishii, Shimizu Corporation
Response analyses of tall buildings subjected to airplane impact were performed and the effects were compared with the seismic and wind design loads. Building structural redundancy was examined for total collapse of a tall building which loses some…

Shimizu Corporation Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 39 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None
Average Building Age 17 Years
Most Common Function office, 19 Buildings
Most Common Material Steel, 13 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Shimizu Corporation

1   Landmark Tower 1993 296 m Yokohama
2   Republic Plaza 1996 276 m Singapore
3   Jakarta Office Tower 2021 266 m Jakarta
4   Menara Astra 2017 262 m Jakarta
5   Midland Square 2007 247 m Nagoya
6   JR Central Office Tower 2000 245 m Nagoya
7   Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 1991 243 m Tokyo
8   Sunshine 60 Tower 1978 240 m Tokyo
9   Shinjuku Park Tower 1994 233 m Tokyo
10   JR Central Hotel Tower 2000 226 m Nagoya
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Landmark Tower 1993 296 m Yokohama
2   Republic Plaza 1996 276 m Singapore
3   Jakarta Office Tower 2021 266 m Jakarta
4   Menara Astra 2017 262 m Jakarta
5   Midland Square 2007 247 m Nagoya
6   JR Central Office Tower 2000 245 m Nagoya
7   Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 1991 243 m Tokyo
8   Sunshine 60 Tower 1978 240 m Tokyo
9   Shinjuku Park Tower 1994 233 m Tokyo
10   JR Central Hotel Tower 2000 226 m Nagoya
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.