“Tokyo Review 059″ Shibuya area-13 Suddenly appearing MIYASHITA PARK

“Tokyo Review 059” Shibuya area-13

Suddenly appearing MIYASHITA PARK

Miyashita Park, situated between Shibuya Station and Harajuku Station along the JR Yamanote Line, was the first “Aerial Park” built at the time when the 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held and the Shibuya River was culverted. It was built on artificial ground, and below the park was a public car parking facility.

Now, just before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020, the park will be reborn as MIYASHITA PARK. Using the three-dimensional city planning system, the park previously decided by the city planning as a “children’s park” has been changed to a “special park.” It also includes an underground car parking lot decided by the city planning. In addition, commercial facilities and a hotel will be added.

It will be a huge building with 330-meters in length, the first to the third floor of which is a commercial facility, the fourth floor will have a multi-functional space such as a lawn open space with about 1000 square meters. The existing skating rink and bouldering wall will remain, and the futsal court will be expanded to become a multipurpose playground with sand court specifications. In the event of a disaster, it will be a temporary shelter for those who cannot return home.

This is the first PPP (public-private partnership) project in Shibuya Ward promoted by Shibuya Ward and Mitsui Fudosan. After completion, Miyashita Park Partners, which is comprised of Mitsui Fudosan and Seibu Landscaping, will be appointed as a designated manager. We can expect activation by events promoted by private companies.

This will be completed in April, and will launch this June. When we look down from the rooftop of Shibuya FUKURAS, MIYASHITA PARK which suddenly appeared has a prominent presence.