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Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Iceberg Tokyo


Harajuku and Shibuya are two of the most fashionable areas of Tokyo and between them fittingly lies one of the metropolis' most fashionable buildings.

Standing seven stories above the landscape, the Iceberg is one of the more unique skyscrapers in Tokyo.

Turquoise glass and a mashup of varying angles makes the building, designed by Creative Designers International (cdi) standout against the atmosphere on the stretch of land between Harajuku and Shibuya.

There is a transparent elevator on the front of the Iceberg, planted in the middle of opposing triangulated glass panels.

The building was designed to look like a crystal or iceberg (according to its designers), and stands in sharp contrast to the nondescript structures on either side it.

The Iceberg houses the Audi Forum Tokyo, one of the 10 Audi Fourms in the world. It was listed as one of the 7 architectural wonders in the world by the Conde Nast Traveller.

Inside are showrooms and presentation areas. The Iceberg also hosts art exhibitions as well as various Audi-related presentations.

Access: Audi Forum Tokyo 6-12-18, Jingu Mae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Open from 10:00AM-8:00
A 2-minute walk from Meiji-Jingu Mae Station on the Chiyoda Line or 5 minute walk from JR Harajuku Station on the Yamanote line.

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