MEET IN SUMMER:
Connections between people
From Friday, July 7 to Sunday, September 10, 2023, a special event under the theme “MEET IN SUMMER” was held. An installation by a fourth-generation bamboo artist, Tanabe Chikuunsai, who showcases his work around the world was displayed in Tokai area for the first time. He uses bamboo strips to create his work, and when an exhibition closes, he dismantles each installation and reuses the strips to make his next work. Each shop also participated in “Cosmo Quiz Marathon,” which was overseen by Nagoya City Science Museum that houses one of the largest planetariums in the world. As a “Certified Project Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Planetarium,” this project added excitement to both venues.
Livening Up Aichi Through Art
“ART TOUCH ~Color~”
An art event on the theme of “Color” was held from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, September 11, 2022. The installation series “100 colors” by Emmanuelle Moureaux, a world-renown architect and artist, was displayed in the walkway on the 2nd floor, appearing for the first time in the Tokai area. Graphic art galleries by students from Nagoya Mode Gakuen decorated shopfronts in the 1st basement level all the way to the 3rd floor. The goal of this event was to promote Aichi’s culture and art as well as to liven up the international art festival “Aichi Triennale 2022” held at the same time as a partnership project.
Giant Exhibition of Kakizome
by Aichi Commercial High School Calligraphy Club
From Sunday, January 2 to Friday, January 7, 2022, a giant exhibition of Kakizome (the first calligraphy of the year) that wishes happiness in the coming year was held in KITTE Nagoya. It was a giant calligraphy exhibition organized by Aichi Commercial High School, a school that regularly participates in the All-Japan High School Performance Calligraphy Championship (AKA Shodo Performance Koshien) . During the event period, a video of performance calligraphy was aired on a large screen in KITTE, and original postcards made by members of Aichi Commercial High School Calligraphy Club were given to KITTE visitors.
“Blinds Illumination 2021”
Collaborative art by residents
From Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Saturday, December 25, 2021, we organized a building-wide blinds illumination art project where blinds are opened and closed to create art. With the theme “Message to Cheer Nagoya,” we asked for illumination ideas from KITTE Nagoya customers, JP Tower Nagoya employees, and elementary and middle school students and projected 15 artworks selected from entries that were submitted.
Connecting people to people.
“THE BATON PROJECT” that
transmits our new Nagoya spirit
KITTE Nagoya has always valued “connections” right from the beginning. We launched “THE BATON PROJECT” in 2020, a project to transmit our Nagoya spirit in this new age, to connect people to people, and to connect people to objects and events. Various illustrators are creating visual posters from season to season for our on-site display as if passing a baton in a marathon relay.Go to “THE BATON PROJECT” page
Participating in a community building
association of Nagoya Station area
Participating in TABLE FOR TWO
Go to the TABLE FOR TWO page
at our building’s office area cafeteria
“Light Down Christmas”
that reduces energy consumption
From Wednesday, November 9 to Sunday, December 25, 2022, an eco-friendly Christmas tree that reuses discarded plastic was on display in the 1st floor Atrium. An increasing demand for power has resulted in a decrease in electricity supply and an increase in the need for energy conservation. As a result, instead of lighting up the Christmas tree, we built an illumination that lit down the tree. This tree offered something different and unique from the normal Christmas tree that usually lights up brightly and shines brilliantly. It is our hope that the glimmering light emitted from this Christmas tree made from recycled luminous plastic gets people to think about our life with electricity.
Recycling waste flowers!
From Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Saturday, December 25, 2021, we held an exhibition of a 13-m long “FloweRing Tree” in our first floor atrium. The upcycled Christmas tree was made of “waste flowers” that were supposed to be disposed for various reasons. We created this tree with our prayers for our society’s rebirth after the COVID-19 pandemic. After the event, we reused waste flowers on display to create mini flower bouquets and gave them to visitors to help reduce waste.
Setting up stations
for electric vehicles (EVs) and
plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs)
We installed charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) in hourly pay parking lots. EVs and PHVs are likely to expand their global market share in the future. By making charging stations for these types of vehicles readily available, we help prevent natural disasters linked to climate change.
Building resilient infrastructure.
Introducing a car-sharing service
We are utilizing our parking lot business infrastructure to provide a car-sharing service that can be used freely when needed.
We help build resilient infrastructure capable of quickly recovering even when experiencing pandemics and natural disasters. This promotes sustainable industrialization and fosters innovation where everyone is given an opportunity to participate in society.
through green walls and wind energy
Implementing the summer energy
Making all-out effort to prevent
the spread of infections
We ensure “health and safety” by creating COVID-19 infection control guidelines, storing masks, cleaning and disinfecting our indoor surfaces, carrying out temperature checks, and so on.
We protect the health and safety of our customers and employees, offer reduced rents for affected businesses, make sure that people can enjoy a healthy lifestyle, and help stabilize our society.
Installing multilingual guidance boards
for the convenience of all our visitors
KITTE Nagoya is directly connected to Nagoya Station. Japanese nationals as well as people from different nationalities come to KITTE Nagoya. For people from diverse backgrounds to have a comfortable visit, we installed information boards available in three languages. By so doing, we hope to keep adapting to our globalizing future society.
Protecting people in our community
as a disaster-resistant facility
We are committed to building disaster resilient infrastructure and facilities to help protect our local residents during times of crisis. Furthermore, we are running accommodation facilities that accept those affected by a disaster and unable to return home. We also implemented design standards to promote long-lasting building constructions to help reduce waste.
response vending machines
We installed disaster response vending machines that provide beverages free of charge at times of disasters and emergencies. Our aim is to create an environment where visitors feel safe and comfortable during their stay in the Nagoya Station area.
Encouraging blood donations
to our employees
We are encouraging all our employees working at KITTE Nagoya to participate in blood donations. Given the situation where fewer people are willing to donate their blood due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking proactive measures to make sure that everyone can live a healthy lifestyle.