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About Takenaka Corporation

At Takenaka Corporation, their philosophy is to contribute to society by passing on the best works to future generations. They believe it is an important social responsibility for those in the construction industry to be proactive in realizing a sustainable global society; and thus they create architecture that responds both to the needs of the age and to the expectations of clients.

This, they believe, is an asset to society as a whole, as well as an enduring symbol of their culture. Takenaka adheres to their company’s history: their were founded some 400 years ago by a master carpenter and, despite these challenging times, that tradition is reflected in their core values and underpins their enduring management philosophy.

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Takenaka Corporation at CTBUH

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 1

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 1

Mar 2014, CTBUH Publication – The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 1…

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…

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1

Mar 2013, CTBUH Publication – The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 1…

Takenaka Corporation at CTBUH

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 1
Mar 2014, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 3
Sep 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 3 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1
Mar 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 3
Sep 2012, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 3 includes 10 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.

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Masayoshi Nakai

Masayoshi Nakai

CTBUH Country Representative, 2009 – 2013
Tokyo, Japan

Fumiaki Kishida

Fumiaki Kishida

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2020
Singapore, Singapore

CTBUH Resources Involving Takenaka Corporation

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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Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 12: Q&A

Oct 2011 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews
Felino 'Jun' Palafox, Palafox Associates; Takehito Takahashi, Takenaka Corporation; ; Kaizer Rangwala, Rangwala Associates; John L. Wong, SWA Group; Ming Zhang, MulvannyG2 Architecture; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells

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

Construction of a 300-Meter Vertical City: Abeno Harukas

1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3
Kenichi Mizutani, Kiyoaki Hirakawa & Masato Nakashima, Takenaka Corporation

Forging a Supertall Compact City

May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II
Tetsuo Harada & Masaomi Yonezu, Takenaka Corporation

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Papers/Research

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.…
Construction of a 300-Meter Vertical City: Abeno Harukas
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Kenichi Mizutani, Kiyoaki Hirakawa & Masato Nakashima, Takenaka Corporation
Abeno Harukas is the tallest building in Japan and is located in Abeno, which is one of the three main railway transport nodes in Osaka. This building has a height of 300 meters, and its lowest levels are 30 meters below ground. It contains a…
Forging a Supertall Compact City
May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II; Tetsuo Harada & Masaomi Yonezu, Takenaka Corporation
Abeno Harukas is the tallest building in Japan and one of the world’s tallest buildings directly over a railway terminal. It connects the metropolitan area railway network to a new vertical urban network, reducing energy consumption and providing a…
Advanced Structural Technologies For High-Rise Buildings in Japan
May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II; Masayoshi Nakai, Takenaka Corporation
This paper reviews the development and current status of seismic design for high-rise buildings in earthquake-prone Japan. Additionally, it briefly describes two important areas of wind-resistant design for high-rise buildings in typhoon-prone areas…
Performance-based Design of 300 m Vertical City “Abeno Harukas”
Mar 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 1; Kiyoaki Hirakawa, Kazuhiro Saburi, Souichirou Kushima & Kazutaka Kojima, Takenaka Corporation
In designing a 300 meter high skyscraper expected to be the tallest building in Japan, an earthquake-ridden country, full-scale performance based design was launched to ensure redundancy and establish new specifications using new techniques.
Peak Pressures Acting on Tall Buildings with Various Configurations
Sep 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 3; Eswara Kumar Bandi, Tokyo Polytechnic University; Hideyuki Tanaka & Yong Chul Kim, Takenaka Research & Development Institute; et al.
Twenty six pressure models of high rise buildings with various cross-sections including twisted models were tested in a boundary layer wind tunnel. The cross-sections were triangular, square, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, do decagon, circular, and…
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,…
Aerodynamic and Flow Characteristics of Tall Buildings with Various Unconventional Configurations
1 Sep 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 3; Hideyuki Tanaka & Kazuo Ohtake, Takenaka Corporation; Yukio Tamura, Tokyo Polytechnic University; et al.
Tall buildings have been traditionally designed to be symmetric rectangular, triangular or circular in plan, in order to avoid excessive seismic-induced torsional vibrations due to eccentricity, especially in seismic-prone regions like Japan. However…
Performance Based Fire Engineering in Japan
Mar 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 1; Mamoru Kohno, Tokyo University of Science; and Tomohito Okazaki, Takenaka Corporation
This paper explains the Japanese present situations relevant to the fire resistance performance. Performance-based fire provisions was introduced in 1998 for the first time when the Building Standard Law was amended. However, performance based fire…
Abeno Harukas: Vertical City Toward Natural Symbiosis and Sustainability
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Tetsuo Harada, Kiyoaki Hirakawa & Yoshifumi Sakaguchi, Takenaka Corporation
Abeno Harukas is a 300 meter tall skyscraper scheduled for completion in Spring 2014; it will be the tallest building in Japan. Sited in a highly dense urban area, the building form is optimized considering a variety of factors, including the wind…
Performance-Based Seismic Design for High-Rise Buildings in Japan
Sep 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 3; Masayoshi Nakai, Takenaka Corporation; Norihide Koshika, Kobori Research Complex; Kenichi Kawano, Kajima Corporation; et al.
This paper introduces the outlines of review and approval processes, general criteria and usual practices taken in Japan for the seismic design of high-rise buildings. The structural calculations are based on time-history analyses followed by…
Micro Urban Voids in Tokyo
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Takehito Takahashi, Noboru Sakou & Takehshi Hagiwara, Takenaka Corporation Tokyo
Park Front Tower is an office building constructed next to a city park. Due to its location beside a park in the center of Tokyo, the aim is to balance the comfort of the office space with a design that depicted the boundary between the park and the…
Aerodynamic Characteristics of Tall Building Models with Various Unconventional Configurations
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Yukio Tamura & Y.C. Kim, Tokyo Polytechnic University; Hideyuki Tanaka & Kazuo Ohtake, Takenaka Corporation
Tall buildings have been traditionally designed to be symmetric rectangular, triangular or circular in plan, in order to avoid excessive seismic-induced torsional vibrations due to eccentricity, especially in seismic prone regions like Japan. However…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember what they were doing on September 11, 2001.
Vibration Control of a Tower Complex Connected by Sky Gardens
May 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; Akira Nishimura, Takenaka Corporation Kyushu
During an earthquake or strong winds, a natural response is to hold on to something. Through Sky Gardens, the three towers of the Island Tower Sky club are holding on to each other.
Mile High Tower: Concept of Vertical City
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Masayoshi Nakai, Takashi Nishimura, Akihiko Ueda, Daishi Yoshimoto & Tatsuo Okamoto, Takenaka Corporation
Takenaka Corporation, Japan, has held an internal competition on urban concepts based on 1,600-meter high “vertical cities” suitable for the future cities and environments. In this paper, the outline of the competition and the ideas of the selected…
High-rise Reinforced Concrete Building in Japan
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Yoshiteru Ohno & Taeseok Seo, Osaka University; Akira Sumi, Takenaka Corporation
This paper surveyed the high-rise RC buildings designed from 1972 till 2001 year about height of a building, structure form, material strength, etc.
Shear Behavior of R/C Beams with Web Openings Reinforced by Prestress Force
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Keiichi Katori & Shizuo Hayashi, Tokyo Insitute of Technology; Daisuke Akagi, Takenaka Corp.
The authors have proposed new reinforcing method for web opening of R/C beams. That new method is to introduce prestress force to area around web openings; the force is loaded by prestress tendons arranged near web openings. In this study, the…
Analysis of Simultaneous Evacuation of the World Trade Center
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Yoshikatsu Yoshida, Takenaka Corporation
The studies described herein examined the evacuation during the World Trade Center in New York in an attempt to seek measure for life safety design in future tall buildings. A notable point during the escape from the Towers was heavy congestion at…

Takenaka Corporation Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 40 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Average Building Age 13 Years
Most Common Function office, 16 Buildings
Most Common Material Steel, 16 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Takenaka Corporation

The building list and facts show buildings involving PT. Takenaka Indonesia, Takenaka Corporation