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2014

Good Design Best 100

Award-winning item
nursing home [Ebino-ryofuen a new building]
Business Owner
social welfare corporation jiaikai
Category
Housing, living space
Company
Atelier 9 Architects & Associates (Japan)
social welfare corporation JIAIKAI (Japan)
Award Number
14G100893
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

Ebino-ryofuen is a special nursing home for the aged intended for people requiring nursing care level 4 to 5, under the concept of "dialogue with nature." The site is between a rice field and a river, a little far from downtown Ebino City surrounded by mountains including the Kirishima Mountains on all sides, on the border of Miyazaki, Kumamoto and Kagoshima. This area features dramatic changes of landscape depending on the season and the weather. For example, during rice cultivation in the spring, water is irrigated and the area looks like a lake, then at harvesting time in the fall, the rice field turns gold and the mountains turn deep red. Most of the residents were born and raised, and lived their lives in this place. This is a facility where they can spend the last part of their life calmly and peacefully, surrounded by the unique nature of the area.

Producer

Hikoshiro Goya

Director

Yoshinari Shiota

Designer

Hikoshiro Goya+Yoshinari Shiota

More information

http://www.atelier9.co.jp

Already in service/use
2013/4/1
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