Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Kawaramachi Jokyoji

Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Kawaramachi Jokyoji

Temple hotel

Developed as an integration and restoration of the Jokyoji temple in Teramachi-dori, Kyoto. Kyoto’s historic temples are often faced with problems such as aging buildings, lack of successor monks and dwindling numbers of worshipers. This project was developed as a new model for passing temples down to future generations.
As the name suggests the main hall is a solemn space, where light and shadow are interwoven, the design creates a space enclosed within this serene, quiet temple atmosphere. Curated art pieces and furniture, repurposed from the temple have been carefully selected and placed throughout the project, expressing this dance of light and shadow, of black and white monochrome and a layering of the projects history.

HOTEL
DATE2020.09
LocationShimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
ArchitectKumagai Gumi
PrizeKYOTO DESIGN AWARD 2020
The Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman's Award
DesignerKen KATAYAMAYuko TSUKUMOKohei HASHIGUCHIJingwen ZHOUPerkin WILLIAM
PhotographyNacása & Partners
Nikken Space Design