Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects have created a beautiful new urban roof garden on top of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando at Harajuku. The public space is designed to offer shoppers a place to relax, and the lush terrace features plenty of trees, tables and steps where people can meet, sit and enjoy a meal. One of the urban oasis' most eye-catching features is the kaleidoscope-like escalator entrance, which is made from dozens of tilted mirrors.
The roof garden’s heart has a hexagonal communal table with trees sprouting and a glazed core. Attracting people as well as plenty of birds and butterflies, the trees all around it help to filter out noise and excess sun while purifying the air. A unique secluded space within one of the world’s busiest shopping districts, this green roof garden provides a break for the most fashionable urban residents.
The entrance to Tokyu Plaza Omotesando is through a kaleidoscope-like tunnel that reflects fashionable visitors in a dazzling effect. But passing the shops and right at the top, a green terrace is the perfect place to relax in a setting that is surrounded by plants, trees, birds and other people. Multifunctional steps were created all around the terrace allow people to sit comfortably around the edge of the park.
Photos by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd