(METRO) POLIS

(METRO) POLIS refers to the reciprocal relation between the urban environment and the metro system in Tokyo, Japan. In November 2016, its largest fish market relocates, leaving behind a vast territory in one of the central wards. As a strategy to connect this post-industrial territory to the everyday of the Tokyoites, a metro station is proposed in a former market hall of the Tsukiji Shijō.

The design aims to release the potential of the transport hub as an urban centre, by redefining the metro station as a generous, inclusive place that allows a multitude of practices and timespaces to unfold: a place for the Tokyoites.

About soscha.monteiro