By-the-station Core Zone
At the cutting-edge and at the same time in the center: managing all of the city’s functions
At Gate Square, functions that are central to the acceleration of business in Smart City such as energy management, exchanges, and office space are brought together.
With the birth of this town, area-wide integrated management of the Smart City is fully operational. New lifestyles, activities, and innovations which co-exist with the environment will be created here.
KOIL is an office space that serves as the foundation for more creative businesses, the generation of ideas from the exchanges between diverse people, and the sharing of the latest information as well as the acceleration of development.
It invests for the future by providing assistance from experts during the support of venture businesses and networking opportunities with entrepreneurs from Japan and abroad, thus producing a sense of expectation in the town <Gate Square, “Shops and offices”/4 th -6 th floors>
From fashion to digital household appliances, it has a variety of shops that bring color to life. It is a commercial facility with core functions of the AEMS, which are a fit for the Smart City. <Gate Square “Shops and offices,” 1 st to 3 rd floors>
These are rental units with earthquake resistance structures to bring reassurance to daily life along with the latest Kashiwa-no-ha HEMS.
The built-nartificial intelligence allows for both a pleasant life and energy conservation.
Kashiwa-no-ha International Village is open to the world. It provides a space for interactions and it is an adequate facility for an international academic city.
With a range of conveniences including a shared living room with a kitchen, it supports a pleasant stay for overseas students and researchers while facilitating communication among them. <Gate Square, “Hotel and residences”/ 14th floor>
Business people and researchers mostly use this hotel, so each guest room is equipped with a writing desk and IT connectivity. The hotel’s facilities also include a hot spring public bath as well as a large hall and various conference rooms.
The Center caters to the wide range of needs for seminars and exhibitions with a large hall that has a capacity of up to 391 people and six meeting rooms of various sizes. Because it is adjacent to the station and connected to the hotel upstairs, it can host an international conference.
Who knows if the knowledge that is exchanged and generated in this place will change the world? <Gate Square, “Hotel and residences”/2 nd floor>
This is a building for electricity supply and control facilities. It can supply electricity during a power cut or disasters.
It is an indispensable facility to the city which provides for businesses and lifestyles based on low carbon and energy saving.
This is a grass-covered space facing LaLaport Kashiwanoha, Gate Square.
It is an outdoor area where you can find relief from work stress or have a moment of relaxation while shopping.
The Plaza is a space where flows of people start and then become a hub for interaction.
The green space with water features will generate a diverse assortment of people.
A large-scale commercial facility that caters to high-end restaurants as well as to a culture based on the theme of “health, environment, and circulation.”
A facility consisting of 19 small catering outlets centered on the “food stalls” motif and the joggers’ station. It aims to generate new communities and vitality in the local community.
These are earthquake-resistant rental units that bring reassurance to daily life and the latest Kashiwa-no-ha HEMS. The built-in artificial intelligence allows for both a pleasant lifestyle and energy conservation.
A complex that is focused on food and agriculture. It has an allotment for growing organic vegetables and a restaurant which uses local produce.
A green residential environment with three towers and two buildings of average height that surround the Central Patio and the courtyard.
This consists of 880 units for sale. Here you will find the organically connected offices, hotel, and commercial facilities—all of which promise a carefree and pleasant life.
The University of Tokyo Future Center Initiative develops new business and research fields by connecting the university’s vast research resources with companies in regard to“super-aging,” “next-generation transport,” and “energy creation.”
It creates a database of social experiments, and systematizes the methods of social collaborations and communicates the outcomes to all of Japan as well as the world.
The UDCK is a gathering place in which citizens' groups, the public and private sectors, academia, and other stakeholders collaborate in urban development.
It functions as a meeting place for people undertaking certain types of work and research and serves as a think tank with experts who inspire concepts and plans.
This is a hospital currently providing services involving gynecology, urology, and colorectal surgery. It also specializes in pelvic organ prolapse.
It aims to enhance and improve community medicine.
It has five concepts that are in line with the vision of Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City community development.
It also places an emphasis on the environment, safety, and convenience.
Innovation Campus Zone
01Innovation Campus Zone
The Kashiwa-no-ha International Campus Initiative has designated the areas north of the Kashiwa-no-ha Campus Station along National Route 16 as the Innovation Campus area. It aims to create a multipurpose, creative industrial sector that makes the most of the convenient location (it is close to the railway and universities).
It features the advantageous conditions of an area where a large-scale site remains with a green, water-centered environment around the second regulating reservoir.
Based on an urban design from a public-private-academic sector collaboration in the area by the station along with the experience of environmental-symbiotic development, the Innovation Campus Area Community Development Vision—the master plan for area development—was drafted in March 2017.
In creating this plan, the Core AreaStrategy Subcommittee (Chair: Professor Deguchi Atsushi, the University of Tokyo; academic members: Professor Ueno Takeshi and Associate Professor Suzuki Hiroki, Chiba University) in an arrangement with Kashiwa-shi, Chiba Prefecture, and Mitsui Fudosan was formed in 2014. The team made most of the knowledge of the expert team in Portland, which was mainly ZGF Architects, an American design firm; moreover, Nikkei Sekkei along with the UDCK played the key role as the secretariat.
Based on the Vision, Kashiwa-shi designated the area of protected scenery and set the detailed criteria.
We also drafted our own environmental guidelines through an agreement with the landowners.
02Community development pursued in the Innovation Campus Zone
The Kashiwa-no-ha area was developed to be an international academic research city/next-generation environmental city based on the Kashiwa-no-ha International Campus Town Initiative.
This endeavor was jointly drafted by Chiba Prefecture, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba University, the University of Tokyo, the Urban Renaissance Agency (UR) and Mitsui Fudosan.
The Initiative designates the adjacent area which is to the north of the “By-the-station district,” which has been already developed, as the “Innovation Campus” (“multipurpose industrial creation area”), as the next area for development.
The public-private-academia partnership has been engaged with its construction. In addition to residential functions, the Innovation Campus will have a concentration of business/research functions and commercial facilities to develop a multifunctional and vital compact city where living and working are close to each other.
“To attract companies”
“Joint research projects”
“The concentration of commercial facilities”
- The creation of vitality by optimizing the balance between the day and night population
- The optimal use of energy by diversifying its use
- Realization of open innovation
- Co-creation of new industries
through collaboration among companies,
universities, research institutions, and residents
03Achievements to date
1, The completion of the Aqua Terrace by solidifying the regulating reservoirin 2016
The Aqua Terrace is a natural, symbiotic space that is close to the water.
The UDCK and Mitsui Fudosan took the lead to carry out large-scale restructuring in order to enhance the value of the area.
The regulating reservoir was renovated into a public, open space in order to create a space for relaxation and socialization for those working and living in the area. This has produced a complete “new city lifestyle” (“ways of working and living”).
As a city full of vitality and abundant nature, the city has become even more attractive and it is expected to engage more interest from companies and research institutions not only in Japan, but also from around the world.
2, The opening of Kashiwa-no-ha T-SITE in 2017
- （1）A new commercial space realizing the symbiosis with nature
Featuring Magazine Street, it is a cultural entertainment facility surrounded by water and greenery. At its center, there are gardens and terraces designed to complement the waterfront scenery.
- （2）Creating places for meeting and interacting with diverse people
Reflecting the community which embodies the “Kashiwa-no-ha style,” with places where residents in the neighborhood interact with one another. There is a bookshop distributing the latest information from the world along with cafes where people can meet and talk.
04Evaluation to date
Kashiwa-no-ha International Campus Town has won a Platinum certificate in the neighborhood development (ND) sector for the first time in Japan. As the subject area (the area centered on Kashiwa-no-ha Innovation Campus) covers 42 ha, it is one of the largest regions in the world.
- ・Advanced community development through public-private-academy partnership
- ・A community not dependent on cars due to its advantageous location
- ・Innovative projects unique to Kashiwa-no-ha area
- ・Adjacent to a park with the abundant nature where the ecosystem is preserved
- ・Maintains a level of environmental performance standards regarding new buildings
* Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an environmental performance certification system run by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) concerning environmentally friendly buildings and land use. This system evaluates environmentally friendly buildings and land use in order to measure environmental performance from a variety of viewpoints. There are several fields, including BD+C (Building Design and Construction), ID+C (Interior Design and Construction), O+M (Building Operations and Management), ND, and so on. Each field is ranked accordingly with either “Certified” (“standard certification”), “Silver,” “Gold,” or “Platinum.”
The third major campus after Hongo and Komaba that has been constructed to pursue the vision of developing new knowledge in the twenty-first century at the University of Tokyo.
As the global AI research base (AIST), it promotes collaboration/co-operation in research and development in order to create new added values with companies by merging AI technology and manufacturing technology.
Research activities focused on Asian medicine, horticulture and Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability (LOHAS) are taking place.
Together with the Exploratory Oncology Research & Clinical Trial Center (EPOC) located in the hospital, we are pursuing two missions, which are “to provide the best cancer care in the world” and “to produce new, world-class cancer treatment.”
We engage with human resource development with these three menus: training by job grade, training by job type, and correspondence tuition.