Rush Street Japan has unveiled its architectural team which it hopes will one day soon be designing and building an IR in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.
Rush Street’s new partners are the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and landscape architecture and design company Takano Landscape Planning (TLP).
Neil Bluhm, co-founder and chairman of Rush Street, commented, “We’re extremely pleased to welcome SOM and TLP to the team. Their combination of creativity and regional insight, along with our global expertise in real estate development, enhances the solid foundation we’ve already built here in Japan. By selecting these design firms known for their commitment to innovation and sustainability, we’re another step closer to achieving our ambition of creating a thoughtful destination that will deliver a lasting positive impact on the local community in Hokkaido.”
Jonathan Stein, managing partner of SOM, said, “Working with Rush Street Japan to achieve the vision for an ambitious and unique IR is an exciting prospect for SOM. We look forward to delivering a customized facility that organically connects the project to the natural beauty of Hokkaido and enlivens and enriches the community and transforms the region into a global tourist destination.”
Shuichi Murata, representative director of TLP, added, “We are delighted at the opportunity to collaborate with Rush Street Japan and SOM to help to shape the future of Tomakomai and Hokkaido. We believe that this IR will strengthen Hokkaido’s position as a tourist-oriented region and contribute to its economic growth. Through our expertise in sustainable design and community-based approach, we look forward to creating an IR that would encourage visitors to connect with Hokkaido’s natural beauty.”