Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City Innovation Campus wins MIPIM’s BEST FUTURA MEGA PROJECT as a New Vision for Urban Development


Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City Innovation Campus, with which we have been involved as a design consultant for urban design guidelines, won the BEST FUTURA MEGA PROJECT Award at MIPIM,* an international real estate event held in Cannes, France in March 2017.

This project aims at the development of an attractive city from a human perspective through the creation of a sustainable and high-quality urban space. As a designer consultant, we have been engaged in the development of an urban design proposal in collaboration with U.S.-based design firm, ZGF Architect LLP. This prize has been awarded to this project which presents a vision of all the possibilities of future town planning, the development of an environmentally-friendly city, and the formation of a community with strong roots in the region.

MIPIM Official Website: 2017 Winners

Project title: Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City Innovation Campus
Site: Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture
Developer: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Designer: ZGF Architect LLP
Designer Consultants: Nikken Sekkei, GLUMAC, City of Portland, Murase Associates, EcoNorthwest
Community Partner: Urban Design Center, Kashiwa-no-ha
Area Covered: Approximately 25 hectares

*MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels de l'Immobilier) is an international real estate event organized by Reed Midem that has been held every year in March in the city of Cannes, France since 1990.
One of the world’s largest architectural design firms with over 2,500 professional staff, Nikken Sekkei and its six Group companies offer comprehensive design, engineering, management, consulting and R&D services. Established in 1900, the company’s portfolio consists of over 25,000 projects in 50 countries. Its activities cover a wide spectrum of sustainable public and private endeavors including: new city design, high-density/mixed- use transit-oriented developments, super-high rise buildings, business parks, offices and facilities for commercial, cultural, educational and healthcare use. Nikken is headquartered in Tokyo and maintains branch offices in China, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Russia, Spain and the UAE.


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