Jury feedback summary
Symbiosis is a proposal for a hospice sited on Lake Sayama, a landmark accessible by car from central Tokyo. Surrounded by forests in a natural park, the building is meant for users to enjoy beautiful scenery that changes with each of the four seasons, and which offers views of Mount Fuji. According to the authors, the project aims to create a space without boundaries among humans, animals and plant life – all coexist as equal living beings with connections to the forest. The spaces are designed to be fluid and continuous, featuring volumes which differ in scale according to use. The architecture is defined as a roof floating on a forest of pillars that mimic the surrounding trees.