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30 Nov 2018

Shanghai Greenland Centre / Greenland Being Funny in Shanghai by Nikken Sekkei Architects
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Nikken Sekkei won the ‘Shopping – Completed Buildings’ award for their Shanghai Greenland Centre / Greenland Being Funny in Shanghai, China. The Japanese practice was praised by the festival’s judges for the building, which they deemed “a radically original approach to the urban mall” and felt it demonstrated “creative mastery” of the client’s brief.

This building is one of the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Day Two Winners

27 Jan 2016
Lines of Life Singapore
Architect: Nikken Sekkei, Architects with Tierra Design and Arup Singapore
Lines of Life Singapore Park by Nikken Sekkei Architects
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This Japanese architecture firm was selected by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority to further refine its design proposal. The team beat an impressive shortlist that included OMA, MVRDV, and West 8. The masterplan includes footpaths, cycle paths and lush plant-filled parks, plus 122 access points that connect back into major roads, transport hubs and new urban development. The park will run from Kranji in the north to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in the south.

29 Jan 2013

Nikken Sekkei Practice News

Nikken Sekkei Ranks 4th in World Architecture 100 Survey

This international architecture practice has been ranked the world’s fourth largest architecture practice in the World Architecture 100 (WA100) survey.

Nikken Sekkei 4th ranking : World Architecture 100 Survey

Nikken Sekkei Architects – Latest Design

Bank of Chéngdu Headquarters
Bank of Chéngdu HQ Building by Nikken Sekkei Architects
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Bank of Chéngdu Headquarters – added 9 Apr 2012
For the Bank of Chengdu headquarter building an impressive 100m cube is created by connecting two highly flexible, 100m long office towers with a variety of common areas including an entrance lobby, a multi-purpose hall, a conference center, and a banker’s club for a total 1 Million square meters of built up floor area.
The cubic building is 100 meters on all sides and is raised 8 meters, thus creating entrances that allow access from a variety of direction.

Nikken Sekkei – Recent Design

Hoki Museum, Chiba, Japan
Hoki Museum Building
image : Harunori Noda
Nikken Sekkei design – Hoki Museum
This is a private museum to exhibit and preserve painting and wines that Mr. Hoki has collected. The essence of collection is not only just to gather things, but also to reconstruct them, exhibit them and establish new meanings. So, the action Mr. Hoki is performing here through gathering realistic paintings and aiming to establish new meanings can be exactly recognized as “collection”.

Nikken Sekkei – Recent Buildings

National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Date built: 2007
Design: Kisho Kurokawa architect & associates + Nihon Sekkei, Inc:
National Art Center Tokyo
photograph © Robert Day
Japanese Architecture Tour – added 2 Jun 2011

Burj Al Alam tower, Dubai, UAE
Burj Al Alam tower
image from architect studio
Burj Al Alam tower : world’s tallest commercial tower

Nikken Sekkei Ltd – Key Projects

Buildings by Nikken Sekkei, alphabetical:

Kakegawa City Hall, Japan
Dates built: 1994-96

Kobe Customs Headquarters Office, Kobe City, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
Date built: 1996-99

Komono-Cho Town Hall, Japan

Midland Square – tower, Meieki distric, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Japan

Nara Prefecture government office – restoration, Japan
Dates built: 1995-99

National Art Center Tokyo, Japan
Design: Kishō Kurokawa Architects & Associates ; Nihon Sekkei Inc.
Worlds Spectacular Museum Buildings
photo : Kevin Hemphill
National Art Center Tokyo

Oyodo-cho Town Hall, Yoshino Gun, Nara Prefecture, Japan
Dates built: 1999-2000

The Saitama – New City Center, Japan
Dates built: 1996-2000

More architecture projects by Nikken Sekkei Architects online soon

Location: Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Nikken Sekkei Architects Practice Information

Japanese architects with headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese Architects

The architect offices in Dalian (China), Dubai (UAE), Hanoi (Vietnam), Seoul (Korea), and Shanghai (China).

This Japanese architecture practice was founded in 1900.

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 40 countries, this Japanese architects office enjoys the distinction of being amongst the largest — and to many, the most successful — architectural design firms in the world.

Innovation was to become legendary at this Japanese architecture office. 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. In 1964, they were the first architects firm in Japan to use computers in architectural design.

This Japanese architectural office’s 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.
source: architects website

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