Laurel Tower

Project Description

Damptech Scope

Highlights and Facts

The Kita Ku Ultra Skyskraper Project, or Laurel Tower Sanctus Umeda, is a skyscraper built in the Kita-Ku disctrict of Osaka, built from 2004-2007. It has a height of 44 floors and 2 penthouse floors, and 257 Units

Damptech Dampers are classified as high-damping devices and were used by the designers to add damping to the elastomeric (rubber) bearings, instead of using the fluid dampers. 

Damptech dampers perform equally well at all earthquake frequencies and amplitudes, are unaffected by temperature and are an economic solution, where large displacements are required, as in base isolation.

Damptech Product:

V- Dampers:       24

Capacity:            35 Kip (150 kN)

Stroke:              +/- 24inch (+/- 600mm)


City:               Kita-ku, Osaka

Country:        Japan

Engineers:     TAKENAKA CORP.

Flloors:         44 + 2 penthouse 

Height:         472 ft (148m)

Tower Space: 350,000 ft2 (32,387 m2)