项目名称 Project Name：樱木园特别养护老人院 / Aomori Home
参展机构 Company : Waiwai
客户 Client ：Sakuragikai
创作年份 Year ：2016-2020
设计师 Designer ：Kazuma Yamao / Waiwai
摄影 Photographer ：Koji Kobayashi
Situated in Aomori, on the northern edge of Japan’s main island, this elderly center was designed to bring the natural landscapes which includes heavy snowfall in the winter and the tree farms which exist in the area with the sensitive needs of the residents.
Problem Statement and Project Solution
Although there are many debates about Japan’s aging population and that the elderly rely on the care of public facilities rather than that of the family. To give each elderly inhabitant a sense of individuality, the rooms on the first floor are designed to slip into the natural surrounding allowing the inhabitants to enjoy the scenery among the trees and especially the heavy white snow during the winter.
Creative Process & Result
This finger type radial layout is also a design result that takes into consideration the comfort of the nursing home employees and ensures their ability to carry out their care of the elderly in an efficient and practical manner. Hence the resulting form is one that brings nature in between the rooms as well as meets the functional requirements.
How does the project reflect to the exhibition theme ‘Cultural Bay Area • Humanistic Design’ ？
Aging society is one of the key issues in many countries. Therefore, the design for eldery people, especially in such a big facility, becomes a big challenge. This project generates a true environment for the elderly. Not by designing living spaces on their own but they are generated by rethinking the interaction between landscape, working environment and living environment.