A leading example of modernist architecture in downtown Yokohama will be preserved and incorporated into a large-scale, mixed-use development.
Yokohama City Hall is scheduled to relocate from the Kannai district to a new 155-meter tower in the Minato-Mirai district in 2020, and the city recently announced that it would be redeveloping the former building and surrounding site.
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A committee comprised of Mitsui Fudosan and seven other partnering companies has been selected to redesign the site. Their plan is to preserve and highlight the highly valued architectural design of the existing building, designed by Togo Murano and built in 1959, as a Hoshino Resorts legacy hotel.
The buildings on the northern side of the site will be demolished and replaced with a 160-meter, 30-story commercial building, containing a Yokohama-based university, offices, business innovation center that includes co-working space, and event space.
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