Paseo Verde is a counterpoint to Nishiarai Nishiguchi Kouen, and is conceived as a prestigeous “vertical park” in which the community can enjoy urban activities such as shopping and dining. The paseo is a cozy shopping street with a strong brand image which passes thorough the center and rises up vertically through the green building. Its twists and turns take the character of a European village street with its axial views and multiple open spaces.

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Paseo Verde is a counterpoint to Nishiarai Nishiguchi Kouen, and is conceived as a
prestigeous “vertical park” in which the community can enjoy urban activities such as
shopping and dining. The paseo is a cozy shopping street with a strong brand image
which passes thorough the center and rises up vertically through the green building. Its
twists and turns take the character of a European village street with its axial views and
multiple open spaces.
 
The Paseo Verde is a “green link” to people’s homes in the Nouvel Nishiarai community
from Nishiarai station. The Paseo is a gateway and a homecoming experience that is
welcoming, dignified, uplifting and rich in possibilities.
 
The multi-faceted sparkling green façades capture the cool colors of nature, and are a
neutral setting for the bright vibrant images of the retail spaces within. The translucent
body of the building has a random fractal pattern of colored as well and white
translucent panels, which change in hue and tone as the sun moves across the sky.
 
The translucent box sits lightly on slender 8 meter high columns which form a
colonnaded base. Shop and display windows as well as entrances are set between the
columns and under a shallow louvered overhang. At night the colonnade and
translucent box are softly illuminated and the bright spaces of stores and other
amenities are visible behind.
 
The tall building entrances decorated with backlit signage, display windows, active
projecting glass terraces and colorful escalators contrast sharply with the simple
elegance of the glass façade.
 
The roof terrace cafes, restaurants, gardens and play area take advantage of views and
sun, and like Nishiarai Nishiguchi Kouen are pleasant to look down upon from the
adjacent buildings. These amenities stay open late and will become an important
destination meeting place for residents at night as well as during the day.
 
Paseo Verde will be a landmark building rich in character yet sympathetic to its
neighbors. It will provided attractive, sunny meeting places for residents as well as a
range of activities that will keep the building active and vibrant throughout the day and
well into the evenings. Like Nishiarai Nishiguchi Kouen, Paseo Verde will be an asset for
the residents and focal point for both the local community and region.
 
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Nishiarai, Tokyo

Paseo Verde