Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd.
Opened xBridge-Global, a new base for global startups
Accelerating startup accumulation in the Yaesu, Nihonbashi, and Kyobashi areas
Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO: Hitoshi Nomura; hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) will completely renovate a building owned by the Company in Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo to become a global startup company. We are pleased to inform you that the facility
“xBridge-Global” (hereafter referred to as “this facility”), which supports agglomeration and community formation, opened on Tuesday, September 27th.
This facility is a new base for global start-up companies consisting of shared offices such as NEXTHUB. Japan
and NEXTBLUE Limited Liability Partnership (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo), which invests in European startup companies and supports new market development, participates as a partner, especially in achieving the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and solving social issues. We are responsible for attracting global start-up companies that contribute to the city and promoting community formation.
In renovating the building, in addition to making the most of the existing walls and ceilings, we are also particular about sustainable design and design, such as adopting “Yanagawa shell ash raw plaster” made from shells and furniture made from upcycled PET bottles. I was. In addition, on the first floor, there will be a cafe and bar “GOOD COFFEE FARMS Cafe & Bar” that offers fair trade and eco-friendly specialty coffee from Guatemala, and many events will be held where various players such as global start-up companies will gather. By doing so, we will create a hub function that creates horizontal connections between entrepreneurs and global human resources. Our long-term vision is to become a next-generation developer, and we aim to realize a sustainable society by achieving both the resolution of social issues and growth as a company at a higher level through our business. increase. Through the operation of this facility, we will create opportunities for global startup companies to gather in the Yaesu, Nihonbashi, and Kyobashi (Yokakyo) areas in front of Tokyo Station, support the growth and challenges of these companies, and collaborate with major companies and venture capital. By promoting exchanges, we will create a base for an innovation ecosystem* and contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of Tokyo and Japan. * A business environment that creates a virtuous cycle of fostering cutting-edge industries and economic growth by accumulating and collaborating with various players from industry, academia, and government, including venture companies, large companies, investors, and research institutes. Something.
[About facility configuration]
■ 1st floor cafe & bar “GOOD COFFEE FARMS Cafe & Bar”
This will be the first real store opening for GOOD COFFEE FARMS, which produces specialty coffee from Guatemala. We manage all traceability from production to distribution and sales, and provide fair trade and environmentally friendly specialty coffee, such as refining using an environmentally friendly bicycle threshing machine that does not use water, electricity, or fuel. .
Until now, we have only sold wholesale to roasting companies and online sales in Japan, but at this store, in addition to the cafe during the day and the bar after the evening, we will hold events where various players such as global start-up companies gather. By holding many events, we will create a hub function that creates horizontal connections between entrepreneurs and global human resources.
■ NEXTHUB, a shared office for global start-up companies on the 2nd to 4th floors
Global start-up companies that contribute to achieving SDGs and solving social issues, mainly in Europe, and human resources working at Japanese branches of overseas companies will create a community to create a business network in Japan. The shared office can be used as a flexible office according to the purpose and situation from one day a week, and the 4th floor can also be used as an event distribution space.
We will support the growth and challenges of tenant companies as a base for innovation ecosystems based on collaboration with major companies and venture capital.
[About concept/sustainability initiatives]
Based on the design concept of “Old + New,” this facility is designed and supervised by NewNormDesign Co., Ltd., which specializes in sustainable design.
By utilizing the existing walls and ceilings, we have reduced waste from interior construction work by approximately 60%. In addition, we have taken into consideration the balance of the global environment by using Yanagawa shell ash raw plaster for some of the interior walls. I’m here. About 70% of the furniture is made from used PET bottles, carpet scraps, and upcycled furniture, making it comfortable to use while being environmentally friendly.
In addition, this facility has introduced electricity derived from renewable energy. We are contributing to the realization of a sustainable society by reducing the CO2 emissions of the electricity used in this facility to virtually zero by receiving electricity that utilizes the “non-fossil fuel certificate with tracking” that certifies the environmental value of solar power generation. increase. [Image 4
Yanagawa shell ash raw plaster is used for partial painting of the inner wall [Image 5
Upcycled and reused sushi restaurant chairs that were planned to be discarded
Location: 3-1-3 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Site area: 86.18 square meters (about 26 tsubo)
Total floor area: 224.81 square meters (about 68 tsubo)
Number of floors: 4 floors above ground (1st floor: cafe & bar, 2nd to 4th floors: shared office for global startups)
■ Facility name and logo
The area on the east side of Tokyo Station, where this facility is located, used to consist of two wards, Nihonbashi Ward and Kyobashi Ward, both of which have the word “bridge” in their names.
In an area with such a history, the facility is called xBridge-Global with the desire to serve as a bridge between people and between startups and existing industries. ” was named.
-Reference: Overview of related companies-
■ NEXTBLUE Limited Liability Partnership
Members: Yuichi Kori, Kanako Inoue, Vincent Tan
Head office location: 1214 Win Aoyama, 2-2-15 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Established: January 2020
Business: Entrepreneurs support, operation and management of investment business limited partnerships, promotion of attracting European companies to Japan and Japanese companies to Europe ■ New Norm Design Co., Ltd.
Representative Director: Farah Talaie
Head office location: Toranomon Hills Business Tower 15th floor, 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Established: July 2021
Business: Better Future, One Project at a Time
Exploring Sustainable Innovation Design for a Beautiful Future -Reference: Tokyo Tatemono’s innovation ecosystem initiatives in the Yaesu, Nihonbashi, and Kyobashi areas-
In order to sustainably develop its role as a world-class business center in this area, we are promoting the creation of an innovation ecosystem that brings together and collaborates with various players. With the central theme of solving social issues, we will: 1. Interact with diverse people and companies and foster a rich community; 2. Respect local history and culture; 3. Realize a sustainable society; We focus on collaborating with partners and utilizing advanced technology, and we mainly open and operate the following facilities in this area.
・Shared office for startups “xBridge-Tokyo”
・“xBridge-Tokyo Next”, an office with interior decoration and fixtures for startups
・Shared office “+OURS” for workers seeking diverse work styles ・”City Lab Tokyo”, an open innovation base for sustainable urban development ・Kitchen Studio SUIBA, a shared kitchen space that encourages communication and liveliness through food
・ TOKYO FOOD LAB, a place for demonstration experiments and social implementation for solving social issues related to food
・”BAG-Brillia Art Gallery-“, an art gallery that plans and holds exhibitions on the theme of “living and art”
In addition, this area has been certified by the “Authorized Regional Council”, a support project for promoting the formation of innovation ecosystems in Tokyo in 2020, with Tokyo Tatemono as the lead managing company.
[Contribution to SDGs]
*The efforts in this release contribute to the following goals in the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Goal 7 Affordable and clean energy
Goal 8 Decent work and economic growth
Goal 9 Build a foundation for industry and innovation
Goal 11 Create a city where people can continue to live
Goal 12 Responsible production Responsible consumption
Goal 13 Take concrete action against climate change
Goal 17 Partnerships for the Goals
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