SHONAI HOTEL SUIDEN TERRASSE
Award Recipient: Yamagata Design Co.
Suiden Terrasse is a hotel that appears to be floating in the middle of the surrounding rice fields. Along with Kids Dome Sorai, this hotel was planned, built, and is operated by the local company Yamagata Design which greatly supports the local area. The designer is Shigeru Ban, who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2014. In the beautiful paddy fields, the hotel grows and ages like the rice growing throughout the year. Yamagata Design aims to make many fans of the Shonai area.