The Iceberg, Tokyo, Japan

The Iceberg, Tokyo, Japan

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.

The Details:

  • 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