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MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless to Reopen Next Year as Part of Toranomon-Azabudai Project
Updated museum expected to continue attracting global visitors as a leading destination of Tokyo
Tokyo, August 24, 2022 -- Mori Building Co., Ltd., Japan's leading urban landscape developer, announced today that MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, a popular tourist destination on Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront operated jointly with the world-leading international art collective teamLab, will be relocated to central Tokyo's Toranomon-Azabudai Project scheduled to open in 2023. The newly reestablished digital art museum, which will continue to deliver unique guest experiences based on its concept of "Wander, explore, discover in one borderless world," plans to steadily renew exhibits that blur the boundaries between guests and the artworks. Once reopened, the museum is expected to strengthen its reputation as one of Tokyo's leading destinations attracting visitors from around the world. The current museum in Odaiba will close on August 31, 2022.
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MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless ©teamLab
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless originally opened in June 2018 in the Odaiba area's Palette Town mall and entertainment complex, attracting some 2.3 million visitors from more than 160 countries in its first year. Of this total, about half of visitors came from overseas,* and according to a questionnaire conducted by the museum, about 50% of these overseas visitors came to Japan for the main purpose of visiting the museum.**
In the years that followed, the museum earned numerous prestigious national and international awards, including being named as one of the World's Greatest Places 2019 by TIME magazine in the United States. In just a few quick years, the museum became known globally as one of Tokyo's most popular destinations.
In its new home in the Toranomon-Azabudai Project, a visionary "Modern Urban Village" designed to seamlessly connect people's lives in diverse ways, the museum will renew its status as a compelling destination of Tokyo with its "Wander, explore, discover in one borderless world" concept.
Mori Building, through its ongoing collaboration with teamLab, looks forward to attracting people worldwide to its reestablished digital art museum in the heart of the city and thereby further contribute to the growing magnetism of Tokyo as one of the world's great cities.
For more about the newly planned MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, please see the teaser site https://www.teamlab.art/e/borderless_azabudai/
* Based on ticket purchasing data (provided on museum's website) between Feb. 16 and Jun. 7, 2019
** Based on a survey of visitors (1,237 respondents) between Oct. 25 and Nov. 2, 2018
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