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September 3, 2020
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan, September 3, 2020 – Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, is working on a consulting service for aging property revitalization that utilizes REFINING ARCHITECTURE.
To meet the diversification of work styles and lifestyles which is now progressing due to the spread of COVID-19, construction will be completed on a property (a rental property in Nerima-ku, Tokyo built in 1976) that has incorporated the societal needs of remote work and measures against COVID-19 into the project plan.
REFINING ARCHITECTURE is a construction method that makes it possible to revitalize buildings built to previous seismic standards* just like a new building without dismantling them, and helps solve the societal problem of seismic upgrade of buildings built to previous seismic standards. Among its features, it also allows for low project costs and short project timeframes compared to a case of reconstruction.
Mitsui Fudosan will incorporate features such as measures against COVID-19 through contact-free and antibacterial measures in the common area, as well as securing a space for remote work in the residential area-- a first for REFINING ARCHITECTURE properties.
* Standards applied to building certification carried out prior to May 31, 1981
|Location||3-27-3, Hikawadai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo|
|Access||Three-minutes’ walk from Hikawadai Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and Fukutoshin Line|
|Area of use/ Fire prevention district, etc.||Type 1 residential area/ Quasi-fire prevention district|
|Purpose||Rental housing (19 units)|
|Structure||Reinforced concrete (partially steel)|
|Year built||Completion planned in mid-September 2020 (built in 1976)|
|Total floor area/Building area||1143.99m2/380.43 m2 (12,313.8 ft2/4,094.9 ft2)
(original: 869.41 m2 (9,358.2 ft2 )/269.78 m2 (2,903.8 ft2 ))
|Building certification application/
Certificate of inspection
|・Construction type: Large-scale remodeling/ Expansion
・Scheduled to obtain certificate of inspection
|Reinforcement plan||Guarantee a seismic index rating of 0.6 through new installation of damper walls|
|Common area||Newly install entryway and entrance, elevator, mailbox, delivery locker, bicycling parking lot, automated locks, entrance doors, and update all other doors in the common area; move piping space from common area hallways to location that allows for maintenance; and refurbish all exterior walls and common facilities|
|Residential area||Change room dimensions to those in line with market needs; upgrade residential facilities and interior just like a new building; change window to a multi-layered glass sash; update insulation; install new double-layered flooring|
|Architect||SHIGERU AOKI Architect & Associates Inc.|
REFINING ARCHITECTURE is a method of structural revitalization proposed by SHIGERU AOKI Architect & Associates. Unlike reform and renovation, it has the following features.
*1 The performance results of SHIGERU AOKI Architect & Associates and Mitsui Fudosan. However, it depends on the features of the property.
*2 An information record of the building, proposed by Professor Tomonari Yashiro of the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
This service intends to not merely structurally revitalize aging properties, primarily those built to previous seismic standards, but conduct comprehensive real estate consulting up to product planning and rental management and operation, and assist owners up through business revitalization.
Through the service, Mitsui Fudosan will solve the various issues faced by aging properties.
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The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims for a society that enriches both people and the planet under the principles of coexist in harmony with society, link diverse values and achieve a sustainable society, and advances business with an awareness of the environment (E), society (S) and governance (G), thus promoting ESG management. By further accelerating its ESG management, the Group will realize Society 5.0, which the Japanese government has been advocating, and contribute significantly to achieving the SDGs.
The initiatives covered in this project are contributing to three of the UN’s SDGs.