Prada VR Epicenter Tokyo

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Almost concurrently with the opening of the New York Epicenter, Prada embarked on its second in Tokyo with the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The six-story stand-alone building, situated in the Aoyama district, is one of the most distinctive works of architecture in Tokyo.
The green glass façade bulges from a diagonal grid that forms its structural skin. Inside the building houses retail floors, lounges, and event spaces.
Prada Aoyama Tokyo is the first building by Herzog & de Meuron in which the structure, space, and façade form a single unit. The vertical cores, the horizontal tubes, the floor slabs, and the façade grilles define the space but at the same time provide the structure and the façade.

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Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens.

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