300m master craftsmanship
A multi-faceted building, 300 metres high and therefore the tallest building in Japan, built in the city of Osaka in a 4-year timeframe, whilst a department store and railway station remained in operation. These facts alone indicate that Abeno Harukas is a high-rise building of which we can be particularly proud.
The starting point was the existing train station with an integrated department store, which remained in operation during the transition. This was supplemented by office space, a hotel, restaurant, museum, school, clinic, and to cap it all, a viewing platform on floors 58-60 of the new high-rise building.
INNOVATION THAT STANDS UP TO NATURE
During the planning and construction of the building, we were able to put into practice numerous innovations and accomplishments originating from our research unit in Chiba. In a country like Japan, when a building of this size is put in place, it is essential to expect and prepare accordingly for earthquakes and similar natural phenomena. Abeno Harukas has been designed to withstand a major earthquake, the like of which occurs about every 500 years. The building has also been designed to withstand strong winds such as typhoons, which are not uncommon in East Asia. The shape of the building itself, as well as its swing brake system, helps in these extreme situations. Our constant research on sustainability has of course also been applied here: surplus heat generated by the shopping centre’s air conditioning systems is in turn used to heat water for the hotel, while the waste collected from the hotel and restaurant contributes to the generation of electricity through biogas. Last but not least, our goal is to reduce energy consumption while maintaining a high degree of comfort.
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