Takenaka Corporation

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Takenaka Corporation
Private K.K.
Industry Construction, Architecture, Engineering
Key people

Toichi Takenaka, Chairman and CEO

Masahiro 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)
111 (Ph.D's)
Website takenaka.co.jp/takenaka_e/index.html

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.[1] 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.

About Takenaka[edit]

The company's website claims it to be the oldest firm of that type anywhere in the world,[2] since the demise of Kongō Gumi which was substantially older.[3] 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.[4]

Services Offered[edit]

History Timeline[edit]

  • 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.

Select Work[edit]

Public Facilities[edit]

Nifrel Aquarium at Expocity by Takenaka

Commercial Facilities[edit]

Image of Patio in Harukas

Historic Buildings and Religious Architecture[edit]


Dome Stadiums[edit]

Office Buildings[edit]

Museums + Theme Parks[edit]


Plants and Research Laboratories[edit]



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