Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel, Tokyo by CL3 Architects Ltd.
Winner: CL3 Architects Ltd.
Award: Merit Award for Interior Architecture
A private garden in the metropolis.
Life in the heart of Tokyo provides many conveniences, but it can be very hectic at the same time.
The hotel aspired to create a private garden in the heart of the city. A contemporary garden offering a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere with the first step inside, whilst retaining the style and elegance expected in a fashionable metropolis.
Life a Japanese Zen garden, the design approach is ‘Asian Minimalism’, with attention to the stimulation of the senses using: lighting, touch, texture, comfort, art, the environment, which have been carefully considered in the development of the design.
A landscape stair connects the lobby to the restaurant in the lower ground level, where a relaxed library/greenhouse atmosphere creates a comfortable dining experience in the city.
The typical guestroom area is only 200sq.ft. but is designed for every comfort, with full amenities, including a four piece bathroom and independent toilet cubicle. Large mural artworks and special carpet designs, incorporating the private garden theme, complete the overall hotel concept in the guestrooms.