Tiers

Lead DesignerHikalu Tanabe
Design TeamHkl Studio, Workshop, Plus One, Zo Consulting Engineers, Asao Tokolo, Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design, Azumi Mitsuboshi, Shin Corporation
ClientArakawa & Co., Ltd
Creditsphoto by Tetsu Hiraga
Prize(s)3rd Place in Architecture Categories / Architectural Lighting
Entry Description

The concept of TIERS, located in behind Omotesando in Tokyo, is a showroom that is not restricted to professionals, but open to the city. It creates an open environment in which people passing through the city can freely visit.
TIERS includes a grand staircase leading from the outside city streets to inside the foyer, a terrace on the middle floor, and eventually, the top floor, with a facade of interlinking wire cable patterns, gradually creating a continuous space with the city. On the middle floor, the staircase diverges into a culvert-like terrace, thus connecting the space within as well.