Tokyu Corporation has announced that “Shibuya Scramble Square” a 230-meter high mixed-use skyscraper located directly above Shibuya Station, with indoor and outdoor observation decks, will open for business in November.
The opening of what will be the tallest building in Shibuya Ward marks the first step in the large-scale redevelopment of the area surrounding Shibuya Station. Shibuya Scramble Square itself is positioned to become a marquee landmark destination for tourists but will also serve as a business and commercial hub for Shibuya.
Observation decks on the 45th and 46th floors and rooftop of the skyscraper will offer sweeping, unobstructed views of the SkyTree, Roppongi, and Tokyo Tower to the east, Shinjuku and Yoyogi Park to the north, Shibuya Scramble crossing below, and Mt. Fuji to the west.
Office and Commercial Space
Shibuya Scramble Square will offer 73,000-sqm (785,000-sqft) of high-grade office space from the 17th to 45-floors, with a standard floor size of 2,900-sqm. Tokyu Corporation says that this is the largest office floor size currently available on the market in Shibuya. The company has also announced that it has fully leased out all office space on all floors, primarily to IT companies.
Shops and Restaurants
The B2 (second basement level) to 14th-floors will be occupied by retail shops and restaurants, with a total floor space of 32,000-sqm. Shops will feature food, fashion, lifestyle goods, as well as cafes and restaurants.
Event spaces will occupy the 3rd, 7th, and 12th floors. The third floor, to be called the Urban Core, will seamlessly connect the pedestrian decks in Shibuya Station to Shibuya Scramble Square.
The building will be directly connected to Shibuya Station through the lower floors.
The Shibuya Scramble Building is located in Shibuya Ward 2-Chome 24.
Take a short virtual tour of the exterior of the Shibuya Scramble Square below.
The Shibuya Scramble Square building is the first step in a project that will change the whole look of the neighborhood surrounding Shibuya station. The project encompasses a large area, divided into four districts:
- Shibuya Station
- Shibuya Station South
- Shibuya Sakuragaoka
- Shibuya Dogenzaka
Each area is slated to have one or more skyscrapers, but the project will focus on the renewal of Shibuya station itself.
The developers’ vision for Shibuya is to make it a futuristic city, a mixture of New York’s Times Square and Silicon Valley. Central to this vision is to turn Shibuya into a business district.
The entire project is being jointly developed by Tokyu Corporation, JR East, and Tokyo Metro.
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Source: Tokyu Corporation (Japanese)