Nikken Sekkei

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Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Private K.K.
IndustryArchitecture, Design
FoundedTokyo, Japan (1900 (1900))
Headquarters2-18-3 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Number of employees
2,406 (as of April 1, 2013)
WebsiteOfficial website

Nikken Sekkei Ltd. (株式会社日建設計, Kabushiki-gaisha Nikken Sekkei) is a Japanese architecture firm headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

The company has its origins in a building design company founded in 1900 as part of Japan's Sumitomo conglomerate. Now a private corporation partly owned by its employees, Nikken Sekkei has completed more than 20,000 projects in some 40 countries.[1]

Among other notable projects, Nikken Sekkei was the primary architectural firm for the Tokyo Skytree, currently (2014) the tallest self-supporting tower in the world, and second tallest man made structure of any kind. It is also responsible for the redesign of Camp Nou,[2] the largest stadium in Europe.

Longtime chief architect Hayashi Shōji designed many award-winning buildings, including the Palaceside Building in Tokyo (1966), which was selected as one of 20 works of modern Japanese architecture by Docomomo Japan.[3] He was the third chairman of the Japan Institute of Architects.[4]


  1. ^ "Nikken Sekkei company information". Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ "El nuevo Camp Nou lo hará el estudio japonés Nikken Sekkei" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Palaceside Building". Docomomo Japan. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Hayashi Shōji" 林 昌二 (in Japanese). Nikkei Architecture. Retrieved 17 August 2017.

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