Yokohama’s modernist City Hall to be converted into hotel

A leading example of modernist architecture in downtown Yokohama will be preserved and incorporated into a large-scale office and hotel project.

Yokohama City Hall was designed by Togo Murano and built in 1959. Earthquake retrofitting was carried out between 2007 and 2009.

The redevelopment will be led by Mitsui Fudosan. Floors three to eight of the former City Hall will be refurbished into a Hoshino Resorts Legacy Hotel. The buildings on the northern side of the site will be demolished and replaced with a 160m tall, 30-story commercial tower containing a university on the lower floors and office space on floors 15 ~ 30. The total floor space will be 117,000 sqm (1.25 million sq.ft).

Completion is scheduled for 2024. The total project cost is estimated at 50 billion Yen (approx. 465 million USD).

In 2020, city offices will be moving to a 155m tall new office tower located about one kilometer north.

Location

Masagocho, Naka-ku, Yokohama

Sources:
The Mainichi Shimbun, September 4, 2019.
The Nikkei Shimbun, September 4, 2019.

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