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About NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

At the turn of the 20th Century, as modernism was entering the realm of architectural thought, a small company of 29 visionary architects, designers and engineers was formed to construct a new library in Osaka. The wide critical acclaim the structure received resulted in continuance of the firm.

Now, with over 2,500 employees and projects in 50 countries, Nikken Sekkei enjoys the distinction of being among the largest — and to many, the most successful — architectural design firms in the world. By the 1930’s, they had instituted a prototype for a design review system, later evolving into their “Design Process Innovation” which aims to enhance collective creative thinking.

Their projects have had an immense impact on the urban skyline, especially in the Pacific Rim where their presence has been most strongly felt since the beginning of the 21st Century.

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NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD at CTBUH

Inaugural Japan Symposium Rises to the Occasion in Tokyo

Inaugural Japan Symposium Rises to the Occasion in Tokyo

22 May 2015, Event Report – CTBUH held its inaugural Japan Symposium at the Academy Hills lecture hall of the…

Taiping Finance Tower Technical Tour Report

Taiping Finance Tower Technical Tour Report

19 Sep 2014, Tour Report – The tour of the Taiping Finance Tower revealed the surprise of full-height glazing…

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 3

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 3

Sep 2013, CTBUH Publication – The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 3…

Jan Henckens

Jan Henckens

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Fadi Jabri

Fadi Jabri

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Isao Kanayama

Isao Kanayama

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

CTBUH Leaders at NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

Jan Henckens

Jan Henckens

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Fadi Jabri

Fadi Jabri

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Isao Kanayama

Isao Kanayama

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Kazushi Obika

Kazushi Obika

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tomohiko Yamanashi

Tomohiko Yamanashi

CTBUH Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

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CTBUH Resources Involving NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

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.

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One Za'abeel’s “World's Largest Cantilever” to Link Dramatic Dubai Towers

23 Oct 2018 – Kazushi Obika & Isao Kanayama, NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

Advancing the Skybridge: What's Next?

22 Oct 2018 – Daniel Ayars, NBBJ; Roland Bechmann, Werner Sobek Group; Fadi Jabri, NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD; Markus Jetter, thyssenkrupp

Tall Timber: What are the Main Drivers and Challenges?

21 Oct 2018 – Marc Colella, AECOM; Jan Henckens, NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD; Mark O'Connor, WSP; Michael Palmer, Perkins+Will

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV
CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

Inter-Story Isolation Systems (IIS) for Tall Buildings: Design Considerations

Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II
Elena Mele, Diana Faiella, University of Naples Federico II

Structural Design of Nakanoshima Festival Tower West that Achieved High-Grade Seismic Performance

Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3
Takehito Kumano & Kazuhiro Saburi, Takenanka Corporation; Satoshi Yoshida, Nikken Sekkei Ltd

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Papers/Research

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers
As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal lines, with several central business districts, ideally all offering something…
Inter-Story Isolation Systems (IIS) for Tall Buildings: Design Considerations
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Elena Mele, Diana Faiella, University of Naples Federico II
Inter-story isolation systems (IIS) are currently gaining significant popularity, mainly in Japan, where more than 60 applications have been realized in the past 20 years. But the conceptual framework for dealing with related design problems is not…
Structural Design of Nakanoshima Festival Tower West that Achieved High-Grade Seismic Performance
Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3; Takehito Kumano & Kazuhiro Saburi, Takenanka Corporation; Satoshi Yoshida, Nikken Sekkei Ltd
This paper summarizes the structural concept and design of the “Nakanoshima Festival Tower West” in Osaka, Japan, which is 200m high and has a super-high damping system. Its superstructure is mainly composed of a central core and outer tube frames.…
Structural Design and Construction of the Foundation of Tokyo Sky Tree
Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4; Atsuo Konishi, Nikken Sekkei; Masaru Emura, Obayahi Corporation
This paper introduces the structural design and construction method for the foundation of the TOKYO SKYTREE, a new digital broadcasting tower in Tokyo, which has a height of 634 meters. The surface layer of the ground is occupied by soft soil, thus…
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…
Innovative Façade Systems Of Japan
May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II; Tomohiko Yamanashi, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Japanese architecture has traditionally provided for tight integration between the façades of buildings and their overall form, as well as their interiors. Through a combination of traditional vocabularies and sophisticated contemporary technology,…
The Fire-Resistant Design of Tokyo Sky Tree
May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II; Tomoyuki Someya, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
As a critical asset for the city of Tokyo and its international reputation, the Tokyo Sky Tree was required to incorporate fire safety strategies that matched the importance of its superlative height and unique features. Two significant studies were…
Structural Design of Nakanoshima Festival Tower
Sep 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 3; Ken Okada and Satoshi Yoshida, Nikken Sekkei
Nakanoshima Festival Tower is a 200 m high-rise complex building which contains a renewed 2700-seat capacity concert hall known as “Festival Hall” and offices including headquarter of a news company. In order to build up an office tower on the hall…
Performance-based Wind-resistant Design for High-rise Structures in Japan
1 Sep 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 3; Masayoshi Nakai & Kiyoaki Hirakawa, Takenaka Corporation; Masayuki Yamanaka & Hirofumi Okuda, Obayashi Corporation; & Atsuo Konishi, Nikken Sekkei
This paper introduces the current status of high-rise building design in Japan, with reference to some recent projects. Firstly, the design approval system and procedures for high-rise buildings and structures in Japan are introduced. Then,…
Structural Design of Tokyo Sky Tree
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Atsuo Konishi, Structural Engineering Department, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Presented in this paper is an outline of a structural design of Tokyo Sky Tree which is a new core facility of digital broadcasting for Tokyo metropolitan area of Japan. It will be a height of 634m, double the height in Japan, and the highest tower…
Prediction Method for Response of an Elasto-Plastic Structure to Fluctuating Wind Force Based on Energy Balance
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference; Keisuke Yoshie, Nikken Sekkei; Haruyuki Kitamura, Tokyo University of Science; Takeshi Ohkuma, Kanagawa University
The purpose of this paper is to show a prediction method of elasto-plastic response under fluctuating wind forces based on energy balance.
Analytical Study of High-rise Steel Buildings in Case of Loss of Columns
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Masamichi Sasaki, Sumitomo Metal Industries; Michio Keii, Nikken Sekkei; Shigeru Yoshikai, Kajima Corporation; Hisaya Kamura, JFE R&D Corporation
This paper presents an analytical investigation into the effect on the redundancy of steel frame structures exerted by the loss of vertical structural members destroyed by aircraft crash and explosions. This examination seeks to estimate the extent…
Report on the Mechanical and Electrical Technology of the Latest Tall Buildings in Japan
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Takaharu Kawase, Chiba University; Toshihiro Sugiura, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
The construction rushes of tall buildings have been taken place in the center of Tokyo in Japan. Here, the outline of the latest mechanical and electrical (M&E) technology supporting a tall building and the trend of them are described.

NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 74 Completed13 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None • 1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 14 Years
Most Common Function office, 54 Buildings
Most Common Material Steel, 30 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

1   One Za'abeel Tower 1 2021 330 m Dubai
2   Forte Tower 1 2020 288 m Dubai
3   One Lujiazui 2008 269 m Shanghai
4   Ningbo Global Shipping Plaza 2015 262 m Ningbo
5   Menara Astra 2017 262 m Jakarta
6   Rinku Gate Tower 1996 256 m Izumisano
7   Osaka World Trade Center 1995 256 m Osaka
8   Midtown Tower 2007 248 m Tokyo
9   Midland Square 2007 247 m Nagoya
10   Beijing Television Center 2006 239 m Beijing
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Riyadh Tower - 338 m Riyadh
2   One Za'abeel Tower 1 2021 330 m Dubai
3   Forte Tower 1 2020 288 m Dubai
4   One Lujiazui 2008 269 m Shanghai
5   Ningbo Global Shipping Plaza 2015 262 m Ningbo
6   Menara Astra 2017 262 m Jakarta
7   Rinku Gate Tower 1996 256 m Izumisano
8   Osaka World Trade Center 1995 256 m Osaka
9   Midtown Tower 2007 248 m Tokyo
10   Midland Square 2007 247 m Nagoya
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed

The building list and facts show buildings involving NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD, Nikken Group, Nikken Housing System