Sou Fujimoto Architects has been revealed as the architect for the top section of the supertall Torch Tower skyscraper in Tokyo, which is set to become the tallest building in Japan.
The 390-meter-tall tower, which is being developed by Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei for a site in Chiyoda-ku, will feature a large public plaza and observation deck at its peak by Sou Fujimoto Architects.
Once complete, the Torch Tower will comprise 63 storeys above ground and four below. It is expected the plaza by Sou Fujimoto Architects will be positioned at the point where the tower reaches 300 meters in height.
In the visuals released by Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, the plaza is shown as a large semi-outdoor space that mimics an undulating hill, surrounded by greenery and large openings overlooking the city.
The skyscraper will become the first part of the masterplan to reach completion, with a date planned for 2028. It will later be joined by another highrise called Tokiwabashi Tower.