The Dentsu Building or Dentsu Headquarters Building (電通本社ビル, Dentsū Honsha Biru) is a high-rise building in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The building houses the corporate offices of Dentsu.

Dentsu Building
General information
LocationShiodome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates35°39′52″N 139°45′45″E / 35.66437°N 139.76237°E / 35.66437; 139.76237
Construction started1999
OwnerDentsu (until 2021)
Trustee in real estate: Mizuho Trust & Banking
Beneficiary: Shibaguchibashi Investment LLC (Hulic, Mizuho Leasing, etc.)
Antenna spire213.34 metres (700 ft)
Roof210.09 metres (689 ft)
Technical details
Floor count53 (48 above ground, 5 underground)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Jean Nouvel
The Jerde Partnership
Obayashi Corporation
Main contractorObayashi Corporation
Shimizu Corporation
Kajima Construction
Taisei Corporation
Takenaka Corporation

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48 floors rise to 213.34 m (700 ft), it is the twelfth-tallest building in Tokyo[1] and second-tallest in Shiodome,[2] next to Shiodome City Center. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and completed in 2002.[3] It was built over the site of Tokyo's first train station, and sits aside the Hamarikyu Gardens, formerly the site of a shōgun's vacation home. The Dentsu building is an example of contemporary architecture, featuring collectors on the roof to utilize rainwater for its plumbing system, as well as ceramic dots on the windows which, in concert with computerized window shades, control climate control expenditure. The Dentsu building has 70 elevators, including a special elevator reserved only for VIPs and executive management.

With the exception of sludge, all waste materials produced in the construction of the Dentsu Building were recycled.

In 2021, the building was sold to an SPE composed of Hulic, Mizuho Leasing, etc.

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References edit

  1. ^ "日本の高層ビル高さランキングTOP10" [Japanese sky scrapers height ranking top 10] (in Japanese). 22 September 2016. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Shisetsu shōkai" [Facilities] (in Japanese). Shiodome Sio-site Town Management. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Jean Nouvel". Jean Nouvel. Retrieved 7 August 2017.