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Tokyo Midtown Hibiya is the second tower Hopkins designed in the city, prominently located in central Tokyo at the edge of the world renowned shopping district Ginza. The historically significant Hibiya area is associated with the modernisation of Japan; a commercial and entertainment centre with a rich cultural and civic past. Our approach was to create a vibrant, mixed-use building which would both fulfil its commercial brief whilst drawing in visitors to enjoy public facilities including theatres, cinemas, and a conference centre.
A wide range of office accommodation is provided from open plan environments for start-ups to 20 floors of high quality offices on the upper levels. A terraced garden on the sixth floor offers a landscaped space that faces directly on the adjacent Hibiya Park.
Tokyo Midtown Hibiya mediates between the traditional and progressive aspects of Japanese Culture. The stone façade at the base of the building features tactile details and proportions which reference the adjacent buildings of Hibiya. The gentle glazed curves of the tower’s upper levels contrast with the linear forms of the nearby Marunouchi financial district.
Nicknamed the Dancing Tower, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya has created a distinctive, light-reflecting city landmark, both crafted yet playful. Within its first year of opening, it welcomed over 28 million visitors