Tadao Ando | Website | 2005 | Visitor Information
The Dojunkai Aoyama Apartments that formerly stood on the site of Omotesando Hills were a symbol of the cultural lifestyle of the early Showa Era.
The redevelopment was not easy. Together with the architect Tadao Ando, we considered a vision that respected the landscape of Omotesando, and harmony with the zelkova-lined Omotesando boulevard was not only maintained by the low-rise profile but also reinforced by extensive use of rooftop gardens. Omotesando Hills' six-story atrium, enclosed by a spiral ramp, echoes the slope of the boulevard outside, transforming the interior into a second Omotesando with its own array of shops. Omotesando Hills thus nurtures the memory of its historic forebearer as it grows into a landmark for a new generation.
Omotesando Hills is Omotesando's new landmark. The residences on its sunny upper floors all offer first-class seats to the magnificent views of the Zelkova trees that line and symbolize the avenue below. The sunlight falling through the trees, the rustle of the breeze, the murmur of Omotesando’s street sounds. These apartments offer lifestyles tailored to the individual, along with the pleasures of Omotesando.
World renowned Architect Tadao Ando designed this residence to offer the finest possible example of the Tokyo urban lifestyle. The contrast of architectural concrete and glass, the use of exposed pebbles in the floor - the design may be unadorned, but it is richly expressive, easily absorbing the hues and contours of nature and blending together with the lush greenery of the surrounding environment.
Information provided in part by: Mori Building Co., Ltd.