After five years of construction, Shibuya Scramble Square, the tallest building in Tokyo’s Shibuya, is finally set to open its doors to the public on Nov. 1, 2019.
Located right above Shibuya Station, the 47-floor skyscraper will comprise of a department store, offices, an observation deck and the brand new Shibuya QWS co-creation space and industrial exchange facility.
Rising almost 230 meters above the ground, Shibuya Scramble Square was jointly designed Japanese architecture firms Kengo Kuma & Associates, the award-winning SANAA, and NIKKEN.
An outdoor observation deck on the rooftop of the building provides not only a bird’s eye view of the iconic Shibuya Crossing below, but also 360 ̊ panoramic views of Tokyo, with the SkyTree, Roppongi, and Tokyo Tower to the East, Shinjuku and Yoyogi Park to the north. Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance to the west on a clear day.
One floor below is an indoor observation gallery, as well as the Paradise Lounge Cafe and Bar and a souvenir shop.
A series of interactive installations are scattered across the two observation floors – from interactive data visualizations to hammocks and a life-sized compass – that will allow visitors to experience Shibuya and its history from a different viewpoint.
The building will also be home to Shibuya QWS, a brand new co-creation space designed by Shibuya Scramble Square and the global creative company Loftwork Inc., which aims to bring together people from different industries and backgrounds for the productive exchange of ideas.
Short for “Question With Sensibilities,” Shibuya QWS aims to create a community around the idea of “scramble,” where different groups come together and interact to create new possibilities and value for the future.
The members-only space offers original programs across industries that allow for the creation of this value – from talks, networking events, workshops, academic research support and so on.
Spanning the entire 15th floor of Shibuya Scramble Square, Shibuya QWS consists of a “Scramble Hall”, an event venue which can hold up to 200 people, a “Cross Park” in the center that allows people to interact and take part in different activities, a “Salon” space for in-depth meetings and conversations, and a “Project Base” working space.
Shibuya QWS is located on the 15th floor of Shibuya Scramble Square, which is just 30 seconds from Shibuya station. Shibuya QWS offers flexible membership plans at reasonable prices for different teams and startups. See more here.
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