art biotop water garden

art biotop water garden

tochigi, japan

2012 - 2018

type: garden

client: private

area: 16,670m2

design: Junya Ishigami + associates

award: Obel Award 2019 

a new nature is created inside a beautiful existing environment, by summoning the historical layers of the place. trees which were going to be cut down in the adjacent site were saved by placing them in the garden. water collected from the small river flowing next to it is used to create ponds. moss which cover the beautiful forests surrounding the site is brought inside the garden. these three elements compose a new landscape and a new nature which coexists harmoniously with man.