Tokyu Corporation have released new details and images of their ongoing redevelopment program in the Shibuya Station area. A new tower block in the Shibuya Station South area is to be named “Shibuya Stream” and its grand opening has been set for autumn of 2018. The company hopes that the new building will act as a new cultural hub in an area that links flashy Shibuya with the more elegant Daikanyama district.
The 180 meter tall Shibuya Stream will be largely occupied by offices on its upper levels from the 14th to the 35th floor. However, on the lower levels there will be a commercial area with around 30 shops and restaurants and a Tokyu Hotel.
Shibuya Stream is just one part of a massive redevelopment project in the Shibuya area. This includes the diversion and regeneration of the Shibuya River which will have a tree lined waterfront promenade and run between Shibuya and Daikanyama. Tokyu hopes that the riverside street will have a similar effect on the area as the High Line linear park did in New York, and act as a catalyst for local revitalization.
Another building in the Miyashita-cho area of Shibuya is due to open in spring of next year. This is the Shibuya Cast building which will house apartments and offices on its upper floors, with shops, a café, event space, and garden on lower levels.
For more details of this project you can check our article Shibuya Station Area Redevelopment Plan and for an overall view you can watch this animated movie.
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