Umeda 1-chome district
The Umeda 1-chome district begins with Midosuji and is home to a collection of railway stations that form west Japan’s largest terminal. Accompanying the reconstruction of the Hanshin Department Store and Shin-Hankyu building, the city has been improving the area’s public facilities and infrastructure in order to create a prosperous space for all citizens.
The new buildings scheduled to open when reconstruction of the Hanshin Department Store and Shin-Hankyu Building is completed in 2022 is a multi-use complex consisting of 3 floors underground and 38 above and will be equipped with zones for department stores, offices, and conference zones as well as a temporary space to accommodate those unable to return home during times of disaster.
The office zone (floors 11 to 38) will be equipped with the latest facilities and offer west Japan’s largest office area* per floor at 4,500㎡. A sky passageway will also be erected to connect the 2 buildings and form a large conference zone on the 11th floor of approximately 3,000㎡. By using this conference zone as a place to transmit business information, cultivate internationally-minded talent, and promote exchanges between a diverse range of individuals, the city hopes to strengthen international competitiveness and increase the vitality of business ventures in the Umeda district.
(*for office buildings completed since 2000)