Exterior view of the cocoon tower, credit Koji

A cocoon-shaped structure

The cocoon shape symbolises the role of the building: nurturing students inside.

MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower
Exterior view of Sony City, credit Sony Life Insurance Co Ltd

Cube of strength

Winner of the Seismic Isolation Award 2008 from the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation.

Sony City Tokyo
Nicolas, credit Daichi Ano

Structurally resilient

A structural system inspired by the pendulum movement of an antique clock.

Nicolas G Hayek Center
HOTO FUDO (c)Koji Fujii/Nacasa & Partners Inc

A sustainable restaurant

A unique restaurant at the foot of Mt Fuji designed for low carbon footprint and control of heat and light.


With more than 20 years of experience in Japan, Arup has established itself as a thought leader in seismic engineering in the country. Our notable structures include Nicolas G Hayak Center which adopts a new the self mass damper system; Sony City, a massive 20-storey near-cube with base isolation in the basement. In Japan, we work closely with other offices in Asia and worldwide, giving our clients access to a full range of our global skills and best practices.




  • 17Dec 2015

    Arup continues growth and improves performance

    The firm’s annual income rose to £1.13bn as a result of strong financial growth in the UK, Asia and America. The Group generated profits before taxation and profit sharing to staff of £96.7 million. As the firm has no external shareholders, the employee-owned business was able to distribute two thirds of this profit back to staff members.

  • 01Dec 2015

    Arup wins at British Business Awards in Japan

    The annual award recognises British innovation, entrepreneurship, business success and social contributions in Japan.  Organised for the eighth consecutive year, it is one of the largest annual events enjoyed by the foreign business community in Japan and a unique showcase for British creativity, culture and commerce.

  • 26Aug 2015

    Fortune’s first “Change the World” list features Arup

    Fortune has compiled a list of 51 global companies that have affected major social or environmental concerns in a positive way by integrating them into their competitive strategy. Ranked alongside some of the world’s best known corporations, Arup is the only firm included from the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

  • 20Nov 2014

    International Highrise Award win for Bosco Verticale

    The award was presented by the City of Frankfurt am Main together with Deutsches Architekturmuseum and DekaBank.



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Arup in Japan