Gyre, or swirl, a term often used in oceanography, evokes eddies, currents, vortices. Gyre, designed by Dutch architects MVRDV in. This a new retail building on Omotesando street in Tokyo designed by Dutch architects MVRDV. Gyre, also known as The Swirl, is generated. This a new retail building on Omotesando street in Tokyo designed by Dutch architects MVRDV. Gyre, also known as The Swirl, is generated from five identical.

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Subscribe to Archello’s newsletter. By gradually twisting the floor plates around a central atrium, a series of terraces emerge, connected by stairs and elevators that are positioned outside the volumes.

MVRDV’s proposal is based on movement, includes the pedestrian, involves the urban space into the building and suggests an interior space that is as attractive as the facade.

It produces a highly iconic and sculptural figure a building that attracts and invites people, not only at the street level but mvedv towards companies and destinations higher up. Photo courtesy of kokix.

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Photo courtesy of staff note. It is a new destination, and a new way of shopping: We use cookies on our website. Most of the buildings are flagship stores for major fashion brands.

One travels up from Omotesando Street, the other down to Cat Street. Photo courtesy of Olly Denton. Posted by Carlos Zeballos at 9: Gyre, designed by Dutch architects MVRDV in Omotesando shopping district, Tokyo, is a multipurpose commercial and retail complex whose volumetry, byre being massive, evokes movement and dynamism through its terraces.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. Omotesando is home to a series of flagship stores for major fashion brands.

But the real qualities of these buildings are not directly visible from the street and they lack the iconic exterior qualities of more recent Omotesando stores. The terraces are connected by external stairs. By twisting these floors gradually around a central core, a series of terraces emerge connected by stairs and elevators gyge are placed outside the volumes.

The Gyre during its construction in How can a new building here compete with these developments?

But like supermodels, they mvdv also be intimidating because of their beauty. The programme points to a building that can serve one or several users.

Gyre, or swirl, a term often used in oceanography, evokes eddies, currents, vortices. It must therefore communicate on two scale levels: Can we combine an open character with an iconic exterior yyre get the best of both typologies?

Want to see more like this? By continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy. This creates an attractive spectacle from outside.

Most of these buildings are flagship stores for major fashion brands. Gyre is not just another commercial buiding that presents itself to the world as a glamorous model, but inside is introverted and lacks communication. One is for ascending and the other for descending.

The route will spiral upwards from Omotesando Street and then descend towards Cat Street, activating both streets. Photo courtesy of deedeelim. The Gyre, on the other hand, provides real estate flexibility, while maintaining an iconic exterior. They are the architectural equivalent of supermodels.

It should, therefore, communicate on both scale levels, on the level of the building as a whole and on the level of the independent shops inside the building. Why not pick up the thread of earlier developments that gtre in with the Spiral Building by Maki and continued in with the YM Square building in Harajuku? The program consists of 7 floors each with a surface of 60 percent of the total plot. They create a twin jvrdv of two vertical stepped terraced streets, on each side of the core.

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Combining a public route with a new iconic silhouette in Omotesando Street, it offers spectacular views of the surrounding district. MoMA’s first store outside the U. Photo courtesy of wakii.

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Important density of buildings created by famous designers congregate in Omotesando. The exterior of the building produces a highly iconic and sculptural mvddv a building that attracts and invites people, not only to the street level, but also to companies and destinations at higher levels. In order to take pictures inside this place I had to buy a small cake. It allows equal access to all floors. These two public routes are connected via gyrf at every level throughout the block.

Why not pick up a where an earlier strand of development left off: Restaurants located in mvrddv of the terraces have good views of the Mall. These two routes are connected at every level through the block, bypassing or crossing a shop or a series of shops around the inside atrium.