Nikken Sekkei’s Museum Tower Kyobashi wins the MEP Engineering Award at CTBUH Awards Program

Museum Tower Kyobashi

We are pleased to announce that Museum Tower Kyobashi won the MEP Engineering Award category at the 18th Annual CTBUH (Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat) Awards Program. The building was appreciated for its ability to challenge the perception that it was impractical to attempt to harness naturally occurring wind effects to ventilate high-rises. Its hybrid ventilation system is expected to reduce energy for cooling, especially during the seasons when the outdoor temperature is between 15 and 26 degrees Celsius. Using standard meteorological data, it is estimated that out of 4,745 hours of annual HVAC system operation time, 30 percent are available for wind ventilation, and an additional 3 percent can be used for stack ventilation during hours of low winds. The project is expected to yield energy savings of 30% or more over standard design.

Museum Tower Kyobashi, DaiyaGate Ikebukuro, Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower, NBF Osaki Building, and Kyobashi Edogrand, all designed by Nikken Sekkei, have received the honor to be nominated Award of Excellence Winners in the following categories:

Best Tall Building 100-199 Meters: Museum Tower Kyobashi (*1)
MEP Engineering Award: DaiyaGate Ikebukuro (*2), Museum Tower Kyobashi (*3)
Renovation Award: Shinjuku Sumitomo Building (*4)
Structural Engineering: DaiyaGate Ikebukuro (*5), Sumitomo Fudosan - Roppongi Grand Tower (*6)
10-Year Award (2011 Completions): NBF Osaki Building (*7)
Innovation Award: Kyobashi Edogrand for Advanced Base-Isolation (*8)

CTBUH (Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat) Awards Program recognizes projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level. The awards program delivers a comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important buildings, spaces, and technologies, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of performance, especially those that have the greatest effect on their everyday users. The winning projects competed for winning distinctions at the 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference from the 18th to the 20th of May, 2021. The event took place virtually.


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