Tokyo, June 11, 2020 -- Mori Building Co., Ltd., Japan's leading urban landscape developer, announced today the launch of "Our Rules at HILLS," a set of comprehensive guidelines to be followed at facilities managed by Mori Building in Tokyo, including ARK Hills, Roppongi Hills, Toranomon Hills and others. The guidelines support new-lifestyle initiatives aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Mori Building believes that the essence of a city lies in the people who gather there and their lives. For this reason, one of its greatest challenges, and priorities, is to ensure the safety and health of people in urban areas.

The new guidelines are being enforced throughout every Hills property. Mori Building is asking for the cooperation of all personnel, including company employees, people working in on-site shops, restaurants, etc., office workers, residents and visitors, in an effort to provide the safest-possible Hills environments during the COVID-19 pandemic.


"Our Rules at HILLS" Overview

Rules to protect everyone:

  1. Maintain safe physical distancing
  2. Wear masks
  3. Disinfect and wash hands

HILLS Safety Efforts:

  1. Observe elevator usage rules
    Maintain physical distancing
    Wear masks and refrain from speaking inside elevators
  2. Measure body temperatures of visitors (at certain facilities)
  3. Conduct extensive cleaning/disinfection and install disinfectant dispensers at entrances
  4. Regularly ventilate premises
  5. Measure staff body temperatures before work and manage physical conditions
  6. Deploy contactless payment systems and coin trays at cash registers

In keeping with Mori Building's philosophy to "create cities, nurture cities," Hills complexes' environment is highly integrated in terms of both tangible and intangible aspects. For example, Roppongi Hills, which opened in 2003, encompasses various facilities that are coordinated with the interests of various people in an integrated "one Hills" environment. Diverse systems, know-how and interpersonal connections over the years have been synthesized in both cultural initiatives and disaster countermeasures that have been planned for the entire complex and its surrounding community.

To ensure the safety of those facilities, Mori Building implements measures together with the people who live, work and gather at these facilities in an effort to protect each other. Through "Our Rules at HILLS," the company is now considering new ways of living, working and gathering in collaboration with all people involved, in order to balance safety and services.

Based on the concept of "city to escape to, rather than flee from," Mori Building creates safe, secure, and comfortable urban complexes. Going forward, the company will continue to devise Hills-wide COVID-19 countermeasures to enhance the value of Mori Building properties as places where people can live, work and interact with peace of mind.