Nikken Sekkei

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Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Private K.K.
Industry Architecture, Design
Founded Tokyo, Japan (1900 (1900))
Headquarters 2-18-3 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Number of employees
2,406 (as of April 1, 2013)
Website Official 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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