Osaka Expoland Site Large-Scale Entertainment and Shopping Complex
OSAKA EXPOPROJECT (tentative name)
Work started July 17 for a scheduled autumn 2015 opening
July 17, 2014
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. announced today (July 17) that it has started work on the large-scale, mixed-use facility in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture. Tentatively named the OSAKA EXPOPROJECT, the complex is scheduled to open in the autumn of 2015.
This complex is to be built on the site of what was once Expoland in the Expo ’70 Commemorative Park that had been the site of the first World’s Exposition held in Asia in 1970, and later continued to occupy an intimate place in the hearts of people from the Kansai region. The site is located immediately in front of Bampaku-kinen-koen Station on the Osaka Monorail and close to main arterial roads like the Chugoku Expressway Chugoku Suita IC and Osaka Prefectural Road No. 2, Osaka Central Circular Route, giving it an easily accessible prime location for attracting customers.
This unprecedented complex is a large-scale, mixed-use facility fusing entertainment and shopping that aims to become a new Osaka landmark. Plans include total floor space of approx. 223,000m2 of which approx. 88,000m2 will be occupied by stores (from the 1st to 3rd floors), approx. 300 entertainment facilities and stores and parking for approx. 4,100 vehicles.
In addition to the Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN deciding to get involved with a new type of aquarium (Developer: Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan), among the facilities invited to the complex are one of Japan's largest Ferris wheels, an “edutainment” facility where visitors can have English lessons in an entertainment space, Japan's first interactive “edutainment” facility with a theme based on popular characters, a movie facility enabling experiencing nature with all five senses, and a cutting-edge cinema complex with one of the biggest screens in Japan.
The shopping zone will feature highly topical fashion and general merchandise stores, as well as foods from Osaka and around the world, including many stores opening in the Kansai region or Japan for the first time. We aim for the facility to be a time-consuming type where it is pleasant to spend an entire day and appealing for customers of any age, from couples and families through to senior citizens.
This facility will not only serve as a base for the local community made up of people living in the vicinity, it also involves the creation of a large-scale, mixed-use facility fusing entertainment and shopping that will obviously contribute to vitalizing the area with its ability to attract customers from the entire Kansai region, as well as be used to actively entice tourists from within and outside of Japan.
OSAKA EXPOPROJECT (tentative name) Perspective Drawing
Expoland Site of Multiple Development Projects (tentative name) Plan Overview
|23-17 Senri Banpakukoen, Suita City, Osaka Prefecture
|Steel structure with 1 to 3 floors above ground and 1-2 floors fully or partly below ground
Multistory parking lot: steel structure 3 floors (rooftop parking), 3 towers
|Gloss floor space
|Approx. 223,000 m2
|Store floor space
|Approx. 88,000 m2
|No. of Facilities and Stores
|A two-minute walk from Bampaku-kinen-koen Station, Osaka Monorail
|Start of construction: July 17, 2014
Completion and opening: Autumn 2015 (planned)
|Design and contracting
|Joint project between Takenaka Corporation and Takenaka Civil Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.
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