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14 Mar 2002
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Harajuku, known as the capital's fashion district, will soon be the site of a new glitzy shopping complex featuring a vertical rooftop garden. Designed by architect Hirata Akihisa and initially scheduled to open in 2022, the still-unnamed complex ("Jingumae Project") will be inaugurated in 2024. It will be located at the Tokyu Plaza intersection of Meiji-Dori and Omotesando at what used to be the site of the former Condomania flagship store, which was relocated in 2018.



With three basement levels, the building will boast twelve floors and occupy 3,085 square metres and a total floor area of 19,930 square metres.

The site is located in a prime retail position at the corner of Omotesando Avenue and Meiji Dori Street. Across the intersection is Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku – a 7-story retail complex that opened in 2012. The new building will have almost double the floor space and will be 5 meters taller than Tokyu Plaza. Architect Akihisa Hirata is in charge of exterior and roof design. Construction is expected to be complete by 2022. The total project cost is estimated at around 18 billion Yen, excluding land price. Landholders include Colombia Co., Tokyo Metro, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and Tokyu Land. As part of the redevelopment, Tokyu Land paid between 11 ~ 12 billion Yen for the former OIympia Annex building that stood on part of the site in 2013.

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