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June 7, 2018
An Ever-changing Park, an Enlivening and Playful Experience
Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation and Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd. are reimagining the site of the former Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo, which closed its doors at the end of March, 2017, and will be re-opening it as the Ginza Sony Park on Thursday, August 9, 2018. This endeavor will expand the former Sony Square, the public space located across from the Sukiyabashi Intersection that had served as "the garden of Ginza" since the opening of the Sony Building in 1966, and convert it into an ever-changing park experience. From the park's opening until the autumn of 2020, which will see vast crowds gather in Tokyo, Sony has made the decision to create a park instead of a building in the district of Ginza in order to deliver KANDO, surprise, and Sony's lively and playful spirit to visitors.
Ginza Sony Park will consist of a flat, 707-square meter above-ground section, and a 4-floor "Lower Park," located underground, making for an open, vertical park connected by a central stairwell, which preserves the unique structure of the former Sony Building. This "ever-changing park" will feature an array of one-of-a-kind, highly experimental stores and events, held in collaboration with our unique partners. Many experiential events and live performances are currently in the planning stages, centering on the themes of "Sony" and "parks."
Ginza Sony Park forms one part of the Ginza Sony Park Project* to reimagine the Sony Building. It will operate as a flat, open public area until the autumn of 2020, with plans for the completion of the new Sony Building - which will maintain the "park" concept and while expanding its scope - slated for 2022.
Sony will be working alongside its various partners to deliver a playful array of products and experiences that can only be had here.
Ginza Sony Park is built on the site of the former Sony Building in Ginza, which operated for five decades beginning in 1966. Together with the district of Ginza, its people, and our collaborating partners and creators, Sony will be creating a new locale as a form of brand communication that symbolizes its challenges in a new age.
|Store Name||Partner||Partner's Logo|
|AWO GINZA TOKYO
Designing and Planting the "Buyable Park"
|JAPAN PLANT PLANNING Co., Ltd|
(Ginza Sony Park Studio)
Broadcasting Tokyo's Here and Now
|JUN Co., Ltd.|
Yum Cha Stand by a Michelin Star certified restaurant
|MIMOSA, Chinese Restaurant|
|TORAYA CAFÉ・AN STAND
Enjoy the Taste of An
|KOGEN Co., Ltd. (Toraya Café)|
|"BEER TO GO" by SPRING VALLEY BREWERY
Craft Beer & Deli Bar
|SPRING VALLEY BREWERY|
A project to reimagine the former Sony Building which opened in 1966 in two phases. The first phase is to further expand the public space (Sony Square) that had served as the entrance to the building and been hailed as the "garden of Ginza" since the building's opening. This space will be expanded and opened as "Ginza Sony Park" from August 2018 to autumn 2020. Phase two will be the construction of a new Sony Building in 2022 that will have the concept of a public Ginza Sony Park extended to the "Upper Park" above the existing ground level.