It's been a dream of mine throughout my whole career to experience working in Japan and to visit Tokyo. From a distance, I grew up fascinated with Anime and the Japanese Architectural style. So, in 2018 when I first landed in Tokyo to lead the design for the Iceberg project - I was grateful and had realised a dream!
The building is located on Meiji-dori Avenue in Omotesando, which is famous for fashion and retail shopping. It's a remarkable structure that is one of the most iconic buildings on the street. Known, as The Iceberg by locals. With prime street-level presence, we developed a fully-fledged cafe (Streamer Coffee) at the entrance that is fully open to the passing traffic.
The main space beyond an innovative wireless tailgate security system operates as a communal workspace by day and events hub in the evening. Our material palette was deliberately refined and straightforward; White walls, concrete floor, oak wood furniture and a variety of small Japanese tiles.
Expertly detailed and constructed with great care - This project is truly one of a kind! If you are in Tokyo - I recommend you visit and see for yourself.
- 40,000 USF
- 7 Floors
- Private Offices
- Hot Desks
- Phone Booths
- Meeting Rooms
- DJ Booth
- Cafe Bar
- Events space
- Location: 6-12-18 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001
- Completion Date: 2018
Photo Credit: WeWork & Dean Connell