Pickard Chilton designs Y2 Project in Tokyo
In Tokyo’s Chūō ward, construction has commenced on the exterior and primary public spaces of the Y2 Project, designed by New Haven, Conn.-based architecture studio Pickard Chilton
The Y2 Project is a mixed-use high-rise managed by Tokyo-based real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan. The development of the property also involves Tokyo-based architectural/engineering practice Nihon Sekkei, and general contractor Takenaka Corporation.
The project is located near the Yaesu South entrance of historic Tokyo Station and includes a 297,000-square-meter (3.3-million-square-foot) mixed-use skyscraper. The building will include offices and a Bulgari Hotel, along with an elementary school atop a retail podium and a below-grade transportation hub. It will have direct access to Tokyo Station.