Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City – Mitsui Fudosan’s flagship urban development project in greater Tokyo – has won the MIPIM Best Futura Mega Project award for 2017. This category recognises a development that gives a preview into what the future may hold through distinct architectural, technical and environmental qualities.
The ambitious Smart City project is a 273-hectare academic and research campus northeast of Tokyo which aims to offer a model solution for complex social challenges such as energy sourcing, revitalising the economy and ageing populations. Based on the concept of creating “a new vision for the cities of tomorrow”, its goal is to build a low-carbon sustainable community that reduces environmental impact, promotes industrial innovation, and fosters extended healthy living.
In November 2016, Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City became the first Japanese project to receive the LEED for Neighbourhood Development (LEED-ND) Platinum certification, the highest international standard for ecological and sustainable neighbourhood development. It ranks among the largest LEED-ND Platinum-certified projects in the world in terms of land area.
The MIPIM Awards is an internationally-renowned real estate competition at MIPIM, the world’s property market held annually in Cannes, France. It honours the most outstanding and accomplished projects around the world.