“Umekita Park,” which is directly connected to JR Osaka Station, the largest terminal station in western Japan, and perfectly adjacent to the private sector mixed-use development, led the way. This public/private collaboration focuses on creating sustainable urban public spaces and ecosystems that improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to Osaka, Japan. Image: DJ V
TOKYO, Japan (June 14, 2022) GGN’s design for an urban park in Osaka, Japan is currently under construction. The park is part of the joint venture of nine companies (“JV9”)*1, led by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., serving as developers for the “Umekita 2nd Project”, together with the government agencies of the prefecture of Osaka. , the City of Osaka and Urban Renaissance Agency (“UR”). This group announced that the urban park is tentatively named “Umekita Park” and will be built in large-scale collaboration between the private and public sectors.
This 11-acre park is located across from JR Osaka Station, the largest terminal station in western Japan, making it one of the largest city parks in the world directly connected to a major rail terminal. . The park will be seamlessly integrated with the project’s private sector mixed-use development consisting of offices, commercial and incubation facilities, a convention center, hotels, residential units for sale, and more. In order to contribute to the SDGs, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the park, as well as the project as a whole, proactively introduces advanced CO2 reduction technologies. Additionally, the park will serve to build the resilience of the surrounding areas by functioning as a safety evacuation zone in the event of a large-scale disaster. Thus, Umekita Park will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
In the future, JV9 will advance the project with the aim of building new urban public spaces and a sustainable ecosystem under the concept of creating plan of “Osaka MIDORI* LIFE” which realizes healthy and quality lifestyles. thanks to the improvement of the quality of life of citizens and visitors. , as well as the innovation of companies and research institutes. The park is expected to be substantially complete in the summer of 2024, ahead of “Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan.” The full opening will take place in the spring of 2027.