Breeze Tower

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Height: Architectural 177 m / 581 ft
Height: Occupied 167.3 m / 549 ft
Height: To Tip 177 m / 581 ft
Floors Above Ground 39
Floors Below Ground 3
Tower GFA 84,789 m² / 912,661 ft²


Official Name Breeze Tower
Other Names Sankei Building
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Japan
City Osaka
Street Address & Map Umeda 2-4-9
Postal Code 530-0001
Building Function office
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2008
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
City Ranking #16 Tallest in Osaka

Companies Involved

Design Ingenhoven Overdiek und Partners
Main Contractor Kajima Corporation

About Breeze Tower

The Breezé Tower is one of the first environmentally friendly skyscrapers in Japan, with a double-glazed façade that allows for natural ventilation of the interiors.The design concept is conscious of the existing, tightly-packed buildings surrounding and thus creates an independent, free-standing building that rises up above the dense neighbors with a nine-story podium. This podium contains an impressive multi-functional opera and concert hall for 960 people, restaurants and conference facilities, as well as a central mall which is an important new pedestrian connection. The resulting public spaces around the tower create room for public interaction. This approach is unique in the area and provides the development with a special noticeable quality.

The sustainable building services design reduces energy requirements and the need for building technical equipment by the prefabricated façade permitting natural ventilation during the transition months of spring and autumn. The independently articulated lift cores and circulation structures connect with the main office tower at either end, rooting the building in the ground.

CTBUH Initiatives

Christoph Ingenhoven Explains the Necessity for High-Rises
12 Jun 2013 – Conference Video


Why I am in Love with High-Rises
12 Jun 2013 – Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects

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