Richard Rogers Partnership won this competition together with Mitsubishi Real Estate Company. The new 115,000 m² headquarters building for Nippon Television is situated to the east of Shinbashi Railway Station in the South East Tokyo district of Shiodome; overlooking Tokyo Bay, it is highly visible from approaching bullet trains.
The design accommodates studios and offices on a tight site by stacking the offices above the studios with public spaces below. This arrangement determined the layout that places circulation and structure as ‘bookends’, leaving floorplates as open, flexible spaces.
The 185 m high complex includes an art gallery, shops, restaurants and public space at ground level that is integrated into a redevelopment masterplan containing buildings designed by Kevin Roche and Jean Nouvel. The steel and concrete structure features a form of climate façade for office areas, ensuring solar and comfort control.
Mitsubishi Real Estate, who had been working with NTV on the project structure for two years before the competition, completed the building. RRP’s involvement extended only to preliminary concept design; detail design and construction were executed by MREC.