Omotesando Hills, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, Japan


Related people
Robert Livesey (was created by)
Tadao Ando (architect)
Date
2006
Description
"The concept behind the reconstruction of the historic Dojunkai Aoyama Apartments, a landmark on chic Omotesando Boulevard, was launching a Media Ship. Omotesando Hills, the media linking people, the city, and the world, brings the latest in fashion, the arts, and lifestyles and draws in people of sophistication and sensitivity from around the world. Mori Building invited world-renowned architect Tadao Ando to participate in the design of this structure, whose low-rise profile echoes the height of the zelkova trees along Omotesando,an approach reinforced by extensive use of rooftop gardens. Omotesando Hill's six-story atrium, reaching from the third basement floor through the three above-ground floors, is enclosed by a spiral ramp that echoes the slope of the boulevard outside, transforming the interior into a second Omotesando with its own array of shops. Omotesando Hills thus keeps the memory of its historic site alive as it grows into a landmark for a new generation." --http://www.mori.co.jp/projects/omotesando/en_index.html
Style/Period
2000s (2000 - 2009)
Material
concrete
glass
steel