The external space is divided by two buildings, one high-rise and one low-rise.
But the architectural design helps connect the spaces as a continuing series of gardens.
We aimed to create a living environment for nursing students which reduces their stress levels and helps them relax.
Using three landscape elements to characterize the individual spaces creates a visual narrative which emphasizes the continuities between the buildings and the landscape.
“Green: plants” represents relief from everyday life, “White: floors and walls” represents the loyalty and dedication of the nurses, and “Clover: a four-leaf clover” represents happiness.
This combination of elements effectively symbolizes the mission of the facility.
The first phase of construction was building the west-side high-rise building.
The rooftop garden, with its panoramic view of the Nikko Mountains, is a calming place for students to spend time with each other.