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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
HOTEL KOO OTSUHYAKUCHO [HOTEL KOO OTSUHYAKUCHO]
Business Owner
Taniguchi Corporation
Category
Activities for regional/community building
Company
Jiyujin Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
18G161256
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

We renovated 7 machiya (japanese traditional houses) around an old arcade in central Otsu, and repurposed them as scattered-hotels in the town. The 7 machiya are scattered on the old Tokai-do street and an old arcade street which is parallel to old Tokai-do street. Though vacant house have been increasing in numbers, there are still some traditional stores such as a japanese lantern store and a butcher that sells 40-yen-croquette. We are focusing on them to draw interest from tourists.The grand opening is August, 2018. A private viewing in April 2018 saw over 1,000 guests. Shiga prefecture has also announced a concept to make Otsu into the post-town that it once was, following our project. We have also been cooperating with local commercial and industrial businesses.

Producer

Hirokazu Taniguchi, CEO, Taniguchi Corporation

Director

Toru Iwasa, Creative director, Jiyujin. Inc

Designer

Yoshiji Takehara, Atsushi Tamai, moo architect work shop + Toshiya Ogino Landscape Design + Junichi Nishikawa, Kaoru Azuma, ROGOBA + Minoru Fuwa + Kie Amamoto, Jiyujin. Inc

設計は無有建築工房代表の竹原義二が担当した。

More information

http://www.hotel-koo.com/

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2018/8
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