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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It must therefore communicate on two scale levels: Can we combine an open character with an iconic exterior and get the best of both typologies? In order to take pictures inside this place I had to buy a small cake.
Why not pick up the thread of earlier developments that began in with the Spiral Building by Maki and continued in with the YM Square building in Harajuku? How can a new building here compete with these developments?
Gyre Shopping Center, MVRDV | Tokyo | Japan | MIMOA
It is a new destination, and a new way of shopping: 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.
By twisting these floors gradually around a central core, a series of terraces emerge connected by stairs and elevators that are placed outside the volumes.
This creates an attractive spectacle from outside. Combining a public route with a new iconic silhouette in Omotesando Street, it offers spectacular views of the surrounding district.
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. Most of the buildings are flagship stores for major fashion brands.
Why not pick up a where an earlier strand of development left off: It produces a highly iconic and sculptural figure a building that attracts and invites people, not only at the street level but also towards companies and destinations higher up.
These two public routes are connected via shops at every level throughout the block. The Gyre, gyrre the other hand, provides real estate flexibility, while maintaining an iconic exterior.
It allows equal access ghre all floors. They create a twin pair of two vertical stepped terraced streets, on each side of the core. Photo courtesy of Olly Denton. Photo courtesy of Rob’t Hart.
Photo courtesy of staff note. Subscribe to Archello’s newsletter. Newer Post Older Post Home. The programme points to a building that can serve one or several users. Restaurants located in some of the terraces have good views of the Mall. Omotesando is home to a series of flagship stores for major fashion brands. Posted by Carlos Zeballos at 9: 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.
The terraces are connected by external stairs. See location on Google Maps. The exterior of the building produces a highly iconic and sculptural form; a building that attracts and invites people, not only to the street level, but also to companies and destinations at higher levels.
The Gyre during its construction in They are the architectural equivalent of supermodels.
Gyre by MVRDV
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. Photo courtesy of kokix. Gyre, designed by Dutch architects MVRDV in Omotesando shopping district, Tokyo, is a multipurpose commercial and retail complex whose volumetry, despite being massive, evokes movement and dynamism through its terraces.
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. One travels up from Omotesando Street, the other down to Cat Street. Photo courtesy of wakii. MoMA’s first store outside the U. But like supermodels, they can also be intimidating because of their beauty. Want to see more like this? The route will spiral upwards from Omotesando Street and then descend towards Cat Street, activating both streets.