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Toryo (Master Builder) Spirit
The DNA that Takenaka Corporation has inherited is a mindset whereby "the business of building is that of an architectural craftsman and not a merchant merely pursuing profit, such base interests being something we must transcend."
In today's world, values are diversifying, the economy is globalizing and further initiatives are needed for the global environment. It is because we are in such times that the "mind of an artisan" has never been more important.
The toryo spirit, which is our legacy from 400 years of craftsmanship, is alive and well in the minds of each and every Takenaka person and in their work.
We refer to the buildings we have handled as architectural "works," and our Management Philosophy is "Contribute to society by passing on the best works to future generations."
When the imagination of everyone involved with a building becomes reality, we believe that the building will be a "work" of architecture that will shine on for future generations.
Along with being vessels to protect the people who live and work in them, we consider buildings to be social assets that pass on the culture of an era to posterity.
Running the gamut of technology and passion, we remain faithful to our "works principle," which embraces that imagination.
In order to produce an architectural "work" with the collective talent of everyone involved with a building, it is necessary to build in high quality from the planning and design stages. To that end, we believe it is important for us to be in charge of design and build in an integrated manner. In this way, our experts, who play active roles in their respective fields of design and build, are able to create the best work as they combine their passion and imagination, which are inspired by "Contribute to society by passing on the best works to future generations."
Total Quality Management
With an obsession for improving quality, we take great pride in architectural craftsmanship, as opposed to being an ordinary business merely selling products or services.
We pioneered quality management activities in the construction industry, and our passion for quality has received high praise over the years such as being the first company in our industry to be awarded the Deming Prize and later again the first builder to receive the Japan Quality Control Medal. Even with rapid changes in the times, our faith in craftsmanship will not waver as we continue to pursue quality.
We think that making the "best" buildings will contribute to the formation of social and cultural assets, not only in this era, but also 50 or 100 years from now and that these architectural works should be the "best" for our entire society. In order to stay true to this mindset, we believe a long-term perspective is necessary while not just pursuing short-term results, which is the tendency for publicly traded companies. Thus, our stock shares remain unlisted.
At present, our efforts transcend the field of architecture and have expanded to a variety of activities from the perspective of urban planning, including environmental preservation.