Kanda Terrace, Tokyo
This rental building for restaurants has a recessed facade with three- dimensional stacked terraces protruding into this space on each floor. The building, like a porous volume, encourages the terraces on each floor to connect to the street and the wider neighbourhood. In doing so, it aims at a new type of public character.
Statement of the jury
The projecting terraces and contemporary, candid architecture imbue the structure with an individual character, an impression that is reinforced by the use of ceiling timbers on each of the floors.