In April 2012, the start of an unprecedented era in commercial facilities begins with the opening of Shibuya Hikarie, a new commercial tower which is taking the concepts of shopping, dining, entertainment and business to new heights. It is located near Shibuya's iconic crossing, in the vicinity of Shibuya train station, providing new and easy access to many train and subway lines. Hi-tech signage and billboards throughout relay information in real time from all corners of Shibuya to numerous locations within the complex.
The building's diverse program is expressed on the facade design. Each block is separated by a shared lobby or garden.
At the lower levels, shops, restaurants, and galleries are arranged around an 'Urban Core'. The core provides circulation between different commuter lines. It also functions as a ventilation route, helping to reduce CO2 emissions by 1,000 ton per year.