The Kyoto Global Design Awards is an international design award established to honor the world’s best designers who have contributed to the design trends of the year and to foster a friendly and co-prosperous ecosystem in the design world.
Winners of the Kyoto Global Design Awards are selected through a rigorous selection process in collaboration with the Global Summit Association (GSA) International Evaluation Committee.
In such 2022 Kyoto Global Design Awards, “Prince Smart Inn Kyoto Sanjo” was awarded in the Restaurant / Hotel / Bar category.
Below is an overview of the entries for each project.
Prince Smart Inn Kyoto Sanjo
・Category：Restaurant / Hotel / Bar
Concept: The design theme for the main space is “learning from the past”. By mixing inorganic and modern industrial materials such as concrete and deck plates with materials and furnishings such as bare lighting and big tables made of old lumber that have been milled for over 100 years, the space expresses warmth and nostalgia for the long passage of time that Kyoto has nurtured, as well as a future that allows and develops the newness that Kyoto has to offer. This is expressed from the approach. As you pass through the facade, which is a modern arrangement of a traditional machiya (townhouse), we have devised a way to heighten the sense of anticipation for this hotel by installing “noren,” which gently controls the light and visibility from the outside.
Herer is the link for further information about the project.
GARDE enters several national and international awards each year with the aim of spreading the word about the excellence of its space and design, even after the property design has been completed.
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