the shibuya hikarie tower is a reflection of its urban environment: hikarie unites the diversity of the surrounding and the hustle of shibuya within one architectural structure. the tower unites various functions such as office spaces, a musical theatre, a large event hall with over 100 sqm, various creative spaces, restaurants, shops and other commercial facilities.
the building is a “honestly” designed structure. all functions are united in blocks which are visible from outside. between the blocks are decks for visitor and restaurant spaces. the subdivision of the tower´s façade helps to integrate this large structure into its urban context. this effect is even strengthened by various connections to the neighbouring buildings and the public infrastructure.
gps: 35.65890121459961 139.70329284667969 / code: japtok0047
location: japan, toyko
architect: nikken sekkei