THE THOUSAND KYOTO
A new brand of hotel that has been built near the station of Kyoto, Japan’s former capital. We imbued it with the design concept of comfortable minimalism. Based on the wisdom of Kyoto and Japanese aesthetics, we placed a strong emphasis on experiences of light, the garden and hospitality. By building on these experiences, the architecture as a whole embodies the ancient Japanese aesthetic of light and shadow, stillness and motion, known as »praise of shadows«.
Statement of the jury
The way in which the design translates the philosophy of Japanese aesthetics of light and shade as well as peace and movement into a modern, yet unmistakeable architecture is both fascinating and impressive. A beautiful place, promising a special quality of stay.