Osaka Facts

Population 2,666,371 (2012) Source: Statistics Bureau, Director-General for Policy Planning
Area 223 km² • 86 mi²
150m+ Buildings 41 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest Building Abeno Harukas (300 m)
Global Ranking #23 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #18 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #2 in Japan by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Twin 21 National Tower (1986)
Average Building Age 12 years
Most Common Function Residential, 41%
Most Common Material Steel, 46%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Abeno Harukas 2014 300 m
2   Osaka World Trade Center 1995 256 m
3   The Kitahama 2009 209 m
4   X-Tower Osaka Bay 2006 201 m
5   ORC 200 1994 200 m
6   Nakanoshima Festival Tower 2012 199 m
7   Nakanoshima Festival West Tower 2017 199 m
8   KEPCO Headquarters 2004 195 m
9   The Parkhouse Nakanoshima Tower 2017 193 m
10   HERBIS Osaka 1997 190 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Abeno Harukas 2014 300 m
2   Osaka World Trade Center 1995 256 m
3   The Kitahama 2009 209 m
4   X-Tower Osaka Bay 2006 201 m
5   ORC 200 1994 200 m
6   Nakanoshima Festival Tower 2012 199 m
7   Nakanoshima Festival West Tower 2017 199 m
8   KEPCO Headquarters 2004 195 m
9   The Parkhouse Nakanoshima Tower 2017 193 m
10   HERBIS Osaka 1997 190 m

Building Function More Charts

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Structural Material More Charts

Based on 26 Buildings Over 150m Height

 

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Research Papers

Structural Design of Nakanoshima Festival Tower West that Achieved High-Grade Seismic Performance
Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3

An Analytical Approach to Measuring the Degree of Urbanity of Urban Building Complexes
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

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Papers Related to Osaka

Structural Design of Nakanoshima Festival Tower West that Achieved High-Grade Seismic Performance
Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3; Takehito Kumano & Kazuhiro Saburi, Takenanka Corporation; Satoshi Yoshida, Nikken Sekkei Ltd
This paper summarizes the structural concept and design of the “Nakanoshima Festival Tower West” in Osaka, Japan, which is 200m high and has a super-high damping system.…
An Analytical Approach to Measuring the Degree of Urbanity of Urban Building Complexes
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2; Shuchen Xu, Yu Ye & Leiqing Xu, Tongji University
The importance of designing urban building complexes so that they obtain ‘urban’ power, rather than become isolated from the surrounding urban context, has been well…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
The Other Side of Tall Buildings: The Urban Habitat
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
A growing number of tall buildings recognized by the CTBUH, through its international awards programs and research, are noteworthy not so much because of their sheer…
Construction of a 300-Meter Vertical City: Abeno Harukas
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Kenichi Mizutani, Kiyoaki Hirakawa & Masato Nakashima, Takenaka Corporation
Abeno Harukas is the tallest building in Japan and is located in Abeno, which is one of the three main railway transport nodes in Osaka. This building has a height of 300…
Application of Seismic Isolation Systems In Japanese High-Rise Buildings
May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II; Kentaro Nakagawa & Dai Shimazaki, Shimizu Corporation; Satoshi Yoshida & Ken Okada, Nikken Sekkei
In this paper, state-of-the-art technologies and design methods for seismic isolation systems are introduced in detail, through two practical examples of newly-built high…
Forging a Supertall Compact City
May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II; Tetsuo Harada & Masaomi Yonezu, Takenaka Corporation
Abeno Harukas is the tallest building in Japan and one of the world’s tallest buildings directly over a railway terminal. It connects the metropolitan area railway…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Structural Design of Nakanoshima Festival Tower
Sep 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 3; Ken Okada and Satoshi Yoshida, Nikken Sekkei
Nakanoshima Festival Tower is a 200 m high-rise complex building which contains a renewed 2700-seat capacity concert hall known as “Festival Hall” and offices including…
Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat…
Performance-based Design of 300 m Vertical City “Abeno Harukas”
Mar 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 1; Kiyoaki Hirakawa, Kazuhiro Saburi, Souichirou Kushima & Kazutaka Kojima, Takenaka Corporation
In designing a 300 meter high skyscraper expected to be the tallest building in Japan, an earthquake-ridden country, full-scale performance based design was launched to…
Abeno Harukas: Vertical City Toward Natural Symbiosis and Sustainability
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Tetsuo Harada, Kiyoaki Hirakawa & Yoshifumi Sakaguchi, Takenaka Corporation
Abeno Harukas is a 300 meter tall skyscraper scheduled for completion in Spring 2014; it will be the tallest building in Japan. Sited in a highly dense urban area, the…
The Skycourt - A Comparison of Four Case Studies
Feb 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; Jason Pomeroy, Broadway Malyan
The effects of industrial capitalism and secularism have not only seen the fall of public man (Sennett 1976) but the slow disintegration of the public realm.
Report on the Mechanical and Electrical Technology of the Latest Tall Buildings in Japan
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Takaharu Kawase, Chiba University; Toshihiro Sugiura, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
The construction rushes of tall buildings have been taken place in the center of Tokyo in Japan. Here, the outline of the latest mechanical and electrical (M&E)…

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