ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima Chapel

ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima Chapel

This chapel is shaped like a dome 6 m high and 19 m long, constructed of a steel arch frame and a 1 m × 2 m lattice of Japanese cypress. The original “power of flowers” lattice pattern is rendered with the roots, trunk, and leaf apex of a single tree, to fittingly express the heritage of ancestors as well as hopes for the future for the wedding ceremonies held in the chapel. As if the chapel were enveloped by forest, the shadows fall on the floor formed by the sunlight filtering into the dome.

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DATE2014.07
LocationHiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
Prize2015-Architizer A+AWARDS Special Mention, 2014-International Design Awards (USA) Gold Award, 2015-JCD Design Awards (Best 100 design), 2015-LEAF Awards Refurbishment of the Year, 2015-Design for Asia Merit
DesignerNIKKEN SPACE DESIGN
PhotographyDaisuke Shima [Nacása & Partners]