Marunouchi Project, Tokyo

The Marunouchi Art Project was launched in 2002 with a conference on ‘The Integration of Art and Architecture’.  The programme subsequently won the Japan Art & Architecture Award in 2003.  Since the development opened, the regeneration of the area has transformed the quality and the economy of the environment, creating a new quarter in Tokyo’s business district.

‘Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Jisho-Sekkei. Inc. were delighted to have had a chance to work with Vivien Lovell of Modus Operandi as our art director, to execute the art program for the re-development of the Marunouchi, one of the world’s leading business districts, in Tokyo. From 2000 to 2002, we appointed her as the Chair of the Art Committee to select and appoint artists for the public art commissions for the Marunouchi Building, the first and core redevelopment project of the area, and as the concept designer to create the urban landscape of the Nakatori-Street, the high street of the area. I was personally involved as architect for the redevelopment projects, am very proud that we achieved the creation of very active and attractive places, where art and business activities harmonize well together, owing to our good collaboration with Vivien Lovell and Modus Operandi.’
Takao Tojo Architect JIA, Executive Vice President Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei. Inc., Executive Officer Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.


The Marunouchi Project arts programme was the result of the Marunouchi Project Public Art Policy.