|Industry||Construction, Architecture, Engineering|
Toichi Takenaka, Chairman and CEOMasahiro Miyashita, President and COO
|Revenue||¥ 1,284 billion (consolidated, fiscal 2015)|
Number of employees
2,506 (Licensed Architects)
2,315 (Licensed Construction Managers)
166 (Licensed Engineers)
Takenaka Corporation (株式会社竹中工務店 Kabushiki-gaisha Takenaka Kōmuten) is one of the largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms in Japan. Its headquarters is located in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture. Takenaka has 8 domestic offices in Japan and overseas offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
The Takenaka corporation designed and built the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum.
The company's website claims it to be the oldest firm of that type anywhere in the world, since the demise of Kongō Gumi which was substantially older. Both companies originate from a family of architect-carpenters (Miyadaiku).
In 1610 Tobei Masataka Takenaka (竹中 藤兵衛正高), a shrine and temple carpenter, started a business in Nagoya. The business continued as a family business and built some of the first Western-style buildings during the last half of 19th century, most of them in Nagoya. In 1899 Toemon Takenaka (竹中 藤右衛門), 14th generation descendant of the original founder, established a branch office in Kobe and founded Takenaka Corporation as an official company.
The company grew more and more during the 20th century, its capital in 1909 was about ¥100.000, ¥6 million in 1938, ¥1.5 billion in 1959 and ¥50 billion in 1979; nowadays, Takenaka Corporation is a multinational company with offices in 18 different countries. Its president is Toichi Takenaka (竹中 統一) (June 2004).
The company is now regarded in Japan as one of the "Big Five" contractors ranked with Kajima, Obayashi, Shimizu and Taisei, and has a long history of designing buildings. The firm has built some of the most important buildings in Japan, including the Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Dome (the first large-scale stadium with air-supported membrane roof in Japan), the Fukuoka Dome (Japan's first large-scale stadium with retractable roof), and the Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel among others.
Among its proposals is the Sky City 1000 project.
It reconstructed the Suzakumon in Nara.
- 1610 ( Keicho 15 years) - Nobunaga Oda former vassal, founded founder Takenaka Hyoe Fuji Masataka is in Nagoya. The erecting of shrines and temples to work.
- 1899 ( Meiji 1957) - 14 Daitake Nakatoh MigiEmon, advance to Kobe, and founding the first year. And construction Mitsui Bank Kobe Onohama warehouse.
- 1909- partnership Takenaka establishment. A branch of the Nagoya head office in Kobe. 100,000 yen capital.
- 1923 ( Taisho 12 years) - the head office in Osaka moved to, and branch office in Kobe head office.
- 1935 - Kobe mosque construction.
- 1937 ( Showa 12 years) - Established Takenaka Corporation. 1.5 million yen in capital. President Takenaka FujimigiEmon.
- 1945 - to Takenaka FujimigiEmon is chairman, one smelting Takenaka became president.
- 1958 - Tokyo Tower construction.
- 1980 - to Takenaka smelting one is chairman, Takenaka unification became president.
- 1984 - Kobe Takenaka founding land, Chuo-ku, in Zhongshan hand, corporate museum "to commemorate the 85 anniversary Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum opened"
- 1988 - is a multi-purpose stadium due to Japan's first air film structure Tokyo Dome completed.
- 1993 ( Heisei 5 years) - which is Japan's first roof retractable multi-purpose stadium Fukuoka Dome completed.
- 1997 - Osaka Dome , Nagoya Dome , International Stadium Yokohama completed.
- 2004 - the Tokyo head office, Tokyo Koto-ku, new construction relocation to.
- 2006 - Midland Square (Nagoya) completed.
- 2007 - Tokyo Midtown , Shin-Marunouchi Building completed.
- 2010 - Founding 400 anniversary
- 2013 - announced the president from outside the first founding family.
- Nagoya TV Tower
- Tokyo Tower
- Nippon Budokan
- Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library
- Okinawa Convention Center
- Hankyu Umeda Station
- Kobe Port Tower
- Prada Tokyo (with Herzog and de Meuron)
- Miu Miu Tokyo (with Herzog and de Meuron)
- Maison Hermes (with Renzo Piano)
Historic Buildings and Religious Architecture
- Kwansei Gakuin University UekeHara Campus Mita Campus
- Keio University (Shinanomachi) School of Medicine Integrated Medical Research Building
- Sophia University Building No. 2
- Meiji University Liberty Tower
- Konan University 13 Building
- Kobe Gakuin University Port Island campus
- Kobe International University
- Kansai University Naofumikan
- Kansai University Takatsuki Muse campus
- Kawasaki College of Allied Health Professions gymnasium
- Tokyo University of Science Oshamambe campus
- Tokyo Dome
- Osaka Dome
- Sapporo Dome
- Fukuoka Dome
- Nagoya Dome
- International Stadium Yokohama
- Okayama Prefecture athletics stadium Momotaro Stadium
- Ibaraki Prefectural Kashima Soccer Stadium
- Abenobashi Terminal Building - Harukas tallest building in Japan, design collaboration with César Pelli
- Midland Square
- Shin-Marunouchi Building
- Tokyo Midtown
- Crystal Tower
- TV Asahi new headquarters
- Umeda Hankyu Building
- Kobe Hankyu Building
- Tokyo Shiodome Building
- Second Yoshimoto Building
- Shin Umeda City, Umeda Sky Building
- Nippon Club Tower
- Tokyo Sankei Building
- Pacific Century Place Marunouchi
- Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. Head Office Building
- Nintendo headquarters building
- Kikkoman Noda headquarters
- Kyocera headquarters building
- Tokyo Opera City
- Morita headquarters building
- Asahi Broadcasting Corporation building ( firefly town ) Asahi Broadcasting Corporation old building, Osaka Tower, Hotel Plaza demolition
- Audio-Technica new Headquarters
Museums + Theme Parks
- 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kanazawa (with SANAA)
- Sagawa Art Museum
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
- Otsuka Museum of Art
- MOA Museum of Art
- Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art
- Pola Museum of Art
- Izumi City Kubo Sou Memorial Museum of Art
- Tempozan Harbor Village , Kaiyukan
- Shima Spain Village
- Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
- Kuzunoha Tower City
- Moto-Azabu Hills
- Rokko Island City, "East Court 11 Avenue"
- Elsa Tower 55
- Tennozu View Tower
- CapitaGreen (with Toyo Ito)
Plants and Research Laboratories
- Suntory World Research Center
- Zeria Pharmaceutical Tsukuba Plant
- Toyota Industries Corporation Information Technology Institute
- Nichia headquarters third research building
- Tateyama brewing headquarters factory
- Sanyo Denki Technology Center
- Yanmar Diesel Co., Ltd. Biwa Plant
- Stanley Electric Hatano new Building 2
- Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel
- Kanazawa Manten Hotel Station
- Jichi Medical University Hospital New Building
- Kawasaki Medical School Hospital West Wing Building
- Kyushu University Hospital South Tower
- Kitasato University Hospital new building
- "Corporate Profile." Takenaka Corporation. Retrieved on October 20, 2009.
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