THE AXIS OF PEACE

Novum Design Award
WINNER

SILVER

Architectural Design Category

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2021

Project Title

THE AXIS OF PEACE

Project Function

Monuments / Rest area in the park / Disaster guidance lights

Project Location

Japan Yokosuka City

Project Tags

Architecture / Monuments / Lighting Design / Park

Office Name

Hakuten Corporation

Team Members

Creative Director : Seiichi Saito (Panoramatiks) | Producer : Nozomi Yamaguchi (Panoramatiks) | Designer : Takumi Takahashi (HAKUTEN) | Producer : Hiroki Takahashi (HAKUTEN) / Shuntaro Kono (HAKUTEN) | Construction Manager : Yoshihiro Watanabe (HAKUTEN)

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Copyrights

Hakuten Corporation

Project Description

Yokosuka Central Park was used as a "turret" during World War II. Therefore, we designed a monument of lighted turrets of peace.
The pillars of light can be seen from a distance and remind us of our almost forgotten thoughts of peace in our daily lives.
In addition, in Japan, which is prone to disasters, the pillars of light are lit up to guide citizens to evacuation parks and support people's lives.
A circle, which has meant infinity since ancient times, is drawn by citizens with their wishes for peace and engraved on the monument.
We have created a space that is filled with the circle of peace throughout the day and night.

We did not just build a monument, we tried to create a new landscape. The axis of peace, which can be seen from afar, gives us a sense of peace in our daily lives.
We decided to involve citizens in the design because we feel that it is important to connect with people now that the COVID-19 disaster is upon us. We wanted people to feel a sense of unity by looking at the countless circles engraved on the monument.
And by combining the memories of the past with the monuments, we hope that they will be loved by people of all ages for a long time to come.

Project Link

Image Credits

Photo | Nacasa & Partners Inc. | Akira Arai

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DESIGN SCORE:      /100

83

SILVER

Novum Design Award Winner in

2021

Congratulations!


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