About Tokyo International Forum
The Tokyo International Forum, which is located in Tokyo's central Marunouchi district, is a convention and arts center equipped with a range of facilities including 8 small-to-large-size halls, 34 conference rooms, a symbolic glass atrium, a refreshing and plant-filled ground-level plaza, a variety of shops and restaurants, and an art museum. The Forum is visited by more than 20 million people each year, and it serves as a center for promoting and communicating comprehensive culture and information.
The Forum hosts a diverse program of events throughout the year at its distinctive and varied halls and conference rooms, including international conferences, ceremonies, academic meetings, exhibitions, concerts, musicals, and fashion shows. People of all ages from various backgrounds gather here to interact and enjoy the vast array of culture and information on offer.
The Tokyo International Forum is also highly rated for its architecture, and it's known as one of Tokyo's leading landmarks. Boasting many attractive features in its construction and facilities, the Forum provides plenty of aesthetically-pleasing points and enjoyable attractions and ways to pass time for all visitors, from event participants to those just dropping by to have a look.
Outline of Facility
Name Tokyo International Forum Address 5-1 Marunouchi 3-chone,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo（Tokyo International Forum 11F） Site area approximately 27,000㎡ Total floor area approximately 145,000㎡ Opening date January 10,1997 Owner Tokyo Metropolitan Government Administrating
Tokyo International Forum Co.,Ltd. Architect Rafael Viñoly (U.S.A.), winner of the international design competition Halls, etc.
- Hall A
Raked auditorium / seating capacity: 5,012 seats
- Hall B7
Flat ﬂoor / area: 1,400 ㎡ (dividable into two sections 670 ㎡ each)
- Hall B5
Flat ﬂoor / area: 600 ㎡ (dividable into two sections 280 ㎡ and 300 ㎡ )
- Hall C
Raked auditorium / seating capacity: 1,502 seats
- Hall D7
Flat ﬂoor / area: 340 ㎡
- Hall D5
Flat ﬂoor / area: 285 ㎡
- Hall D1
Flat ﬂoor / area: 137 ㎡
- Hall E
Area: 5,000 ㎡ (dividable into two sections 3,000 ㎡ and 2,000 ㎡)
- Conference rooms
D Block:Three conference rooms on ﬂoors 4 and 5,
Glass Building:31 conference rooms on ﬂoors 4 through 7
(10 each on ﬂoors 4 through 6, one on ﬂoor 7)
Lobby Gallery:800 ㎡, Lounge:224 ㎡
Area: approximately 4,000 ㎡
(length: about 210m, maximum width: about 30m, height: about 60m)
- Pieces of glass
about 3,600 (1,800 on the west side, 1,000 on the roof, 800 on the east side)
- Dimensions of the glass
2.6m x 2.5m on the walls, 1.7m x 1.9m on the roof
Area: approximately 9,700 ㎡
- Plants, etc.
Plants: 42 Japanese zelkova trees, 15 katsura trees, 48 two-seater benches
Rental spaces : A / about 880 ㎡, B / about 670 ㎡, C / about 380 ㎡,
D / about 160 ㎡
- Hall A
Name of Company Tokyo International Forum Co., Ltd. Address 5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Tokyo International Forum 11F) President & CEO Kiyofumi Kamijo Capital 490 million yen
Issued shares: 9,800 ordinary shares
Capital ratio Tokyo Metropolitan Government 51%,
Private investment 49%
Shareholders Tokyo Metropolitan Government;
East Japan Railway Company
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.;
Suntory Holdings Limited;
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.;
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp.;
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
62 Main business
- Management of halls, conference rooms and other facilities of Tokyo International Forum
- Management of the service facilities of Tokyo International Forum
- Planning, design, execution and contracting of events for promoting international exchanges
- Other business services related to the above
- The Fundamental Plan for Constructing the Tokyo City Hall* presented publicly
- The Council of Tokyo Metropolitan Government for Constructing Tokyo International Forum started
- The outline of the international design competition,presented publicly
- Results of the competition announced
- An architecture contract concluded with Mr.Rafael Viñoly
- The basic design completed
- May 1991
- The detailed design completed
- Study of cultural assets lying under the ground for Tokyo International Forum started
- Construction started
- May 1996
- Construction completed
- Tokyo International Forum opened
- The commercial use of the Forum started
- On the Fundamental Plan for Constructing the Tokyo City Hall
- Drafters of the Fundamental Plan expected the development of Tokyo into a multi-center city, through the activation of its districts harmonized with their respective characteristics. They also contemplated the creation of the new face of Tokyo as an international city, based on its history and tradition. In view of these points, the Plan envisaged the construction of new offices of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in the Shinjuku district, and present Tokyo International Forum in the Marunouchi district.
Outline of the Design
In 1987, the outline of the international design competition, to be held as part of the Forum plan, was publicly presented. Results of the competition were announced in 1989. This design competition was the first to be held in Japan under the aegis of the International Union of Architects (UIA). Designers from 50 countries submitted 395 works.
A U.S. architect, Mr. Viñoly was born in Uruguay in 1944.
His distinguished works include Bank of the City of Buenos Aires.
Tokyo International Forum, a leading convention and art center which aims to offer the best in quality and services, positions action on environmental issues as one of its foremost management priorities.
We actively engage in activities to reduce environmental impact and help conserve the environment, and try our best to make sustainable society a reality.
To lessen environmental impact, Tokyo International Forum follows these policies:
- Observing the relevant laws and statutes related to environmental preservation.
- Keeping environmental considerations in mind regarding facility operation, maintenance, overhaul and improvement; reducing resource and energy use; and taking active measures to mitigate the heat island effect.
- Doing our best to reduce waste and actively use “green” products and services.
- Keeping the public informed and promoting closer communication about our environment-related activities.
- Putting in place a framework for promoting environmental measures and making employees more environment-conscious through environmental education.