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A world-class, top-quality urban space

A world-class, top-quality urban space

The development is broadly divided into three areas: an urban park with lush greenery in the center, a South District which meets a wide range of needs from business to tourism, and a North District to implement innovative life design. This information sheet will introduce the various functions and characteristics of the urban development.

Urban park

A city-central public space with a diverse and high-quality landscape designed by world-class designers

  • Urban park
    公園 公園

    A place of well-being for citizens and workers alike,
    and a place for various organizations to challenges themselves

    The tentatively named “Umekita Park” will connect directly to JR Osaka Station, the largest terminal station in western Japan, and will provide a core function by integrating seamlessly with offices and private-sector residential areas. With an area of 45,000 square meters, it will be one of the world’s largest urban parks directly connected to a major rail terminal.
    This sustainable, city-central public space which provides an improved quality of life for citizens and visitors and allows for innovation by various organizations will be completed through a collaboration between the public and private sectors.
    Going forward, the project is progressing towards an advanced opening of the park scheduled for around summer of 2024, prior to the “Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan”, with the full opening expected to be around spring, 2027.

    Park area: Approximately 45,000 square meters
    Park facilities: 3 buildings with the function of cafes and restaurants, 4 buildings with the function of innovation, an information center, a large-canopy event space, a pedestrian deck, a three-dimensional space, and a management office

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Office

A large-scale office zone with a total rental area of approximately 112,000 square meters

  • オフィス
    オフィス オフィス

    Compatible with diversifying working styles, and offering ample support functions with lush greenery.

    Large-scale offices spring up amongst vast, lush greenery. The offices cater to the diversifying needs of employees with not only childcare support facilities, but also an open lounge for enjoying the park views equipped with terrace, dining room, and a workspace. The urban park below it can also be used as a workplace or as a place to relax, enabling a new working style unique to Umekita.

    South District, West Building, 6th to 27th floors: Total indoor rental area of about 93,000 square meters, and standard floor area of about 4,140 square meters

    South District, East Building, 5th to 17th floors: Total indoor rental area of about 20,000 square meters, and standard floor area of about 1,580 square meters

Hotel

Accommodation facilities responding to wide needs from tourism to business

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  • Super-Luxury hotel

    ホテル

    Operator: Hilton
    Floors: South District, West Building, 2nd floor and 28th to 38th floors
    Guest rooms: 252
    Floor area: approximately 33,090 ㎡

  • Lifestyle Hotel

    ホテル

    Operator: Hilton
    Floors: North District rental building, 1st floor and 10th to 25th floors
    Guest rooms: 308
    Floor area: approximately 20,220 ㎡

  • Upscale Hotel

    ホテル

    Operator: Hankyu Hanshin Hotels
    Floors: South District rental building, East Building, 1st floor and 10th to 25th floors
    Guest rooms: 482
    Floor area: approximately 21,740 ㎡

Core Function

An innovation platform unlike any other in the world

  • Core Function
    Core Function

    New life design innovation born from the relationship between MIDORI (greenery) and people

    Here we will establish innovation facilities with co-working spaces, SOHO, exchange spaces, etc. as a place for offices where we anticipate occupancy by innovation support organizations at a national level, with platform facilities composed from conference rooms and lecture rooms etc., and where companies engaged in innovation creation will be located. We aim to create new life design innovation in coordination with the Knowledge Capital base etc. of Grand Front Osaka.

    South District, West Building, 4th floor: MICE
    North District, Rental Building: Core Facilities
    Urban Park: Next Innovation Museum

Commercial

A sophisticated commercial space with all the convenience of an urban center, with rich and soothing greenery

  • Commercial
    Commercial Commercial

    The fulfilling time and experience value brought by pleasant green space supports greater QOL (Quality of Life).

    In the South District, which will serve as a base for international interactions following the development of the new station, we aim to provide not only restaurants and shops that visitors from Japan and abroad can enjoy, but also next-generation experience value by offering a place for people living and working in the neighborhood to interact.
    The urban spa consists of a hot spring zone including natural hot springs, a gym, and a pool overlooking the urban park. It aims to serve as a comprehensive wellness hub for health, beauty, exercise, and relaxation.
    In the North District, home to the abundant nature of the north park, where you can feel the four seasons and witness the beauty of the symbolic avenue of ginkgo trees, we seek to create a commercial space that promotes knowledge exchange and citizen participation by connecting the core functions of the Knowledge Capital of Grand Front Osaka with the Umekita 2nd Project area.

    South District, West Building, Basement to 3rd floor: approximately 12,500 square meters
    South District, East Building, Floors 3 & 4 "Urban Spa": approximately 6,000 square meters
    North District, Floors 1 & 2: approximately 3,000 square meters
    * Area given is usable area

Project Overview

Project name
Umekita 2nd Project
Project location
Osaka Station Kita Ofuka West District, in the area for the Land Readjustment Project
Land area
Approximately 91,150 square meters
Schedule
December 2020
Start of private-sector residential area construction
November 2021
Start of park facility construction
May 2022
Start of park construction
Summer 2024
Advance opening (Part of private-sector residential area and part of urban park)
Spring 2027
Full completion of the park
Fiscal year 2027
Full completion of the project
Developers JV9
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.; Osaka Gas Urban Development Co., Ltd.; ORIX Real Estate Co., Ltd.; Kanden Realty & Development Co., Ltd.; Sekisui House, Ltd.; Takenaka Corporation; Hankyu Corporation; Mitsubishi Estate Residence Co., Ltd.; Umekita Development Specific Purpose Company (Investor: Obayashi Corporation)
South District

Rental Building

Site area
Approximately 25,260 square meters
Floor area
Approximately 314,250 square meters
Floors
West Building: Above ground 39 floors; basement 3 floors
East Building: Above ground 28 floors; basement 3 floors
Design
Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, Inc.; Nikken Sekkei Ltd.; Obayashi Corporation; Takenaka Corporation
Management
Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, Inc.; Nikken Sekkei Ltd.

Subdivided building

Site area
Approximately 5,170 square meters
Floor area
Approximately 93,000 square meters
Floors
Above ground 51 floors; basement 2 floors
Design
Undecided
Operators
Umekita 2nd Project Joint Venture (Takenaka Corporation; Obayashi Corporation)
North District

Rental Building

Site area
Approximately 8,400 square meters
Floor area
Approximately 64,200 square meters
Floors
Above ground 26 floors; basement 3 floors
Design
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.; Takenaka Corporation
Management
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.

Subdivided building

Site area
Approximately 7,320 square meters
Floor area
Approximately 72,600 square meters
Floors
Above ground 46 floors
Design
Takenaka Corporation; Nikken Housing System Ltd.
Operators
Umekita 2nd Project Joint Venture (Takenaka Corporation; Obayashi Corporation)
Urban park
Park name
Umekita Park (tentative name)
Park area
Approximately 45,000 square meters
Development implementation
Implementing body
Osaka City Government and Urban Renaissance Agency (“public sector”)
Implementation method
Disaster Prevention Park Block Improvement Project (in part, Land Readjustment Project)
The base-grade park development will be conducted by the public sector, followed by the addition of upgrades that enhance the appeal of the entire town through design proposals by JV9, and then transferred to the Osaka City Government.
Design
[Base-grade (public sector)]
Schematic design
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.; Mitsubishi Jisho Design Inc.
Design development
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
[Upgrade]
Design proposal
JV9
Design lead
GGN
Designer
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Lighting designer
Satoshi Uchihara Design Office
Signage designer
Rian Ihara Design Office
Signage project management
MEC Design International Corporation
Construction
Specified construction joint venture of Obayashi Corporation, Takenaka Corporation and Takenaka Civil Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.
Park Facilities
Total floor area
Approximately 11,000 square meters
Development implementation
Implementing body
JV9
Implementation method
Park facilities establishment permission system*
*Park facilities being established by JV9 with the permission of the Osaka City Government based on Urban Park Act Article 5 (Establishment of park facilities by parties other than the park administrator)
Design
Overall park facilities
(except Large-Canopy Facility)
Schematic design and design development
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
*Next Innovation Museum design supervision
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Large-Canopy Facility
Schematic design and design development
SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates)
Supervision
Overall park facilities
(except Large-Canopy Facility)
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Large-Canopy Facility
SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates)
Construction
Umekita 2nd Project Joint Venture (Takenaka Corporation; Obayashi Corporation)