Urban renewal programme is becoming increasingly important in developed land and it’ll remain to be an issue of how to transform the busy cities into an eco-friendly environment. The Japanese Culture Convenience Club (CCC) has recently worked with NTT Urban development, the CCC project involved in transforming the 12,000 square meters of land in Daikanyama, Tokyo into a green city with new cultural elements and lifestyle. Having previously designed for Undercover Lab in Tokyo, VERTU flagship store in Ginza and Google’s Tokyo office, Klein Dytham Architecture will be responsible for this new project. The concept of “a library in a forest” is surrounded by beautiful greenery whilst providing a relaxing atmosphere ideal for holding art galleries, photography exhibitions, seminars and other different types of cultural activities. Tsuyata opened in November 2011 is targeted at the younger generation; there is a wide selection of books, music and movies as well as vintage works and valuable goods. Coffee shops, restaurants and property development are in the plan for the future, providing a full-set of advanced facilities to promote the idea of new culture and lifestyle.
Text: Vincent Lau | Translation: Elibe Wong
Photo Courtesy: Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.