Waterscape / Memory of Spring

Waterscape / Memory of Spring

Description

The renovation project aimed to transform a botanical garden into a museum/a multi-purpose space. We built at the centre of the space an octagonal amphitheatre with a transparent resin floor to form a spring filled with the profound serenity and mystery surrounding water, while acknowledging the memory of the natural spring that would well up in this place around the roots of a banyan tree (emblematic of the botanical garden), as well as the waters of Lake Ashi, Hakone’s main sightseeing spot.


Jury statement

The lively play of colours, with their ever-changing effects, is truly intriguing. A uniquely beautiful installation that is both poetic and daring.