“New Form of Urban Commercial Facility Combining Landscape and Restaurant”
Cascade Harajuku is a facility that combines landscape and restaurant architecture in a crowded city center.
We made “Michi(passage)” to connect different levels of passages around the site and other “Michi “to connect each restaurant. Those passages brought people to hang around, and we created “Terrace” for them. As a result, “Michi Terrace” was born.
We pile them up from the basement in the geologic form like a stratum, placing the corresponding landscape texture and a large number of trees to create a new look in the courtyard of the city.
All stores are arranged to surround the courtyard, and we seamlessly connected the boundaries of stores with consecutive open sash so that guests are naturally invited to the “Michi Terrace” connected from the road, feeling green and enjoying stereoscopic walk. In this way we realized a new type of commercial facility in the city center. Here, architecture takes a step back and is not too assertive. Our attempt is to create a space structure where the aggregation of each store and terrace creates a commercial facility.
Location：1-10-37, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open：Oct. 3rd, 2015
Number of Stores：7stores and 1 office
Photo：Nacasa & Partners