This study to consider of the intra-urban central place structure from a pointview of office agglomeration trends by intra-urban area in the regional capital cities. Main used data for this study are total floor area, demand area and supply area of office use.
The main results are summerized as follows.
Firstly, office agglomeration trend in the former central places of office activities are not changed. Therefore, the intra-urban central place hierarchy of office location has not be changed. This characteristic is different from the one of the structure due to retail and service activities. That is to say, according to the former central place studies results, various level central places are located in each cities. By contrast the characteristic of central place hierarchy of office activities shows that the highest place has the overwhelming centrality and the second order central places lacate near the highest place.
Secondary, sub-center of office activity has been formed around the central railway station in each regional capital cities.