Heatherwick Studio’s first built venture in Japan is a huge planted pergola, put in place to create a new hub for the district of Toranomon-Azabudai in Tokyo, Japan. The project is due for completion in March 2023. The innovative redevelopment situated in the Minato City of Tokyo is expected to become an outstanding public district for the city, visited by almost 30 million people per year. Heatherwick Studio, based in central London, created the public realm and lower-level podium architecture, landscaping and retail for the site which includes a generous 6,000m² central landscaped square. The development commissioned by Mori Building Company will also include three towers by Pelli Clarke Pelli and retail designed by Sou Fujimoto. The overall experience will include offices, residential, retail, a school, a temple and power stations.
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