Shibuya Scramble Crossing is the world's largest intersection, with more than 500,000 pedestrians per day and a whooping 3,000 people passing per one green light. Bustling with people, Shibuya Crossing stands as the symbol for TOKYO DESIGN WEEK 2015 main theme: INTERACTIVE. Artists and designers around the world take the challenge to rethink the Shibuya Crossings starting from the theme of 'crossing'.
Promote the Shibuya Scramble Crossing to the world by having it renewed and rethought by international designers.
About Shibuya Scramble Crossing
Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing. It is located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachikō exit and stops vehicles in all directions to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection. The statue of Hachikō, a dog, between the station and the intersection, is a common meeting place and almost always crowded. Three large TV screens mounted on nearby buildings overlook the crossing, as well as many advertising signs. The Starbucks store overlooking the crossing is also one of the busiest in the world. Its heavy traffic and inundation of advertising has led to it being compared to the Times Square intersection in New York City.