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CURA

Japan’s first net zero commercial high-rise building equipped with onsite solar power and Grosvenor’s first net zero development in APAC.
Overview image of the building with exterior and lighting designs.

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Location

Ginza, Japan

Client

Grosvenor Asia Pacific

Architect

Doone Silver Kerr

Demonstrating the pathway forwards for our built environment, this project is an exemplar of whole-of-building sustainability. The initial design stage integrates a low carbon design which prioritises energy and carbon emission savings throughout the building’s design, construction and operational stages. Cundall’s sustainability and structural teams created the first net zero carbon building in Japan, meeting the client’s long-term sustainability goals.

Our sustainability team integrated design enhancements as one of the net zero carbon strategies. This approach generates 12% of energy through onsite renewables and reduces overall landlord operational energy usage by 44%. Simultaneously, 98.6% of waste was recycled during the building demolition. Our structural team provided added value by using digital parametric modelling to determine structural optimisation and carbon accounting. This allowed us to forecast possible carbon reduction opportunities to facilitate the decision-making process.

Joe Tang, Director, commented; "This building is located in the prime area of Higashi-Ginza where the developer hopes to influence industry peers and create a positive environmental impact on Tokyo. To achieve this, our sustainability team provided low carbon designs to CURA and helped Grosvenor create a long-lasting positive impact on today’s communities as well as future generations."

Key fact

This project is Japan’s first net zero commercial high-rise building equipped with onsite solar energy.

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Key fact

98.6% of waste was recycled during the building demolition.

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Low CO2 concrete was used to reduce embodied carbon of cement by 40%.

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Joe Tang in a grey suit and pale shirt with blurred green park background

Joe Tang

Director, Building Services

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Cundall’s sustainable and structural teams provided net zero strategies to CURA and achieved Grosvenor’s sustainability target.

CURA
View from the ground of the front of the building showing a curved façade design and some internal features

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