Gallery: Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects’ New Green-Roofed Tokyo Pl...

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.

+ Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd

Via Archilovers

Photos by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd


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