b hotel heiwa odori / CAPD


(English below)


建築においても、合理性を追求しつつも無人であることは、建物というハードの部分が、宿泊客の満足度に与える影響は大きいと考え、再訪したいと思えるような施設の設計を目指した。 周辺を意識し、グレーのグラデーションで外観をまとめることで街路樹の緑も映え、周辺に調和しつつ品のある佇まいを実現した。


An unmanned hotel with a story while pursuing rationalization

This is a plan for an “unstaffed private accommodation” hotel in a rare location with a road width of 100 meters, one of the few examples in Japan, and a southern view of Heiwa Boulevard with its green trees.
The planned site overlooks Heiwa Boulevard to the south and is brightly lit despite being in the city’s center. There are many lodging facilities in the adjacent and surrounding areas. Until now, the deciding factors for accommodation have been “price, location, and brand,” but from now on, “safety, cleanliness, and concept” are expected to be the three main factors in deciding where to stay.
This is a very innovative and rational concept that changes the concept of unmanned accommodation services. There is no permanent staff, and reservations and payments can be made online. By avoiding crowded conditions and allowing for social distance, guests can receive service with peace of mind.

While pursuing rationality in architecture, we also believed that the building’s hardware would significantly impact the satisfaction of the guests, and we aimed to design a facility that would make them want to revisit. With the surrounding area in mind, the gray gradation of the exterior reflects the greenery of the roadside trees, creating an elegant appearance in harmony with the surrounding area.
By placing the entrance on the side of the building instead of the front, we also secured guest rooms on the first floor to improve profitability. Guests enter the hotel from the bright and lively street through the alley beside the building. The inside of the building has a slightly darker and calmer atmosphere than the front, and when you walk through and open the door, you are welcomed by a room full of sunlight and greenery. The flow of flow is similar to the feeling of space when entering through a narrow door from the garden of a tea ceremony house and creates a sense of liberation when you open the door.

The floor is finished with an earthen floor, and the sleeping area is on a slight rise, creating a space that gives a sense of Japan while accommodating the custom of foreigners to live indoors with shoes. Besides, the building’s exterior and interior are finished as they are so that the changes that occur over time, which would be recognized as dirt and deterioration in new construction materials, can be seen as a taste that adds depth to the building. (Kazuo Monnai)

【b hotel heiwa odori】


設計:CAPD + moss
担当:門内一生、小原弘和、常信 大、増井和哉
サイン:久保開作(CAY ART TRICKS)
施工: 山田達也 (今井産業)

撮影:志摩大輔(ad hoc)


【b hotel heiwa odori】

Location: 6-12, Tanakamachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
Principal use: Hotel / Hostel
Client: ReBAX
Completion: 2020

Architects: CAPD + moss
Design team: Kazuo Monnai, Hirokazu Ohara, Dai Tsunenobu, Kazuya Masui
Planning / Management: breakfast
Planning / Sales: KCE
Building management owner: HIROSHIMA MAZDA PROPERTY
Sign: Kaisaku Kubo / CAY ART TRICKS
Contractor: Tatsuya Yamada / Imai Corporation

Photographs: Daisuke Shima / ad hoc

Main structure: Steel
Construction type: New building
Building scale: 10 stories
Site area: 208.96m²
Building area: 133.87m²
Total floor area: 1216.50m²
Design term: 2018.04-2019.04
Construction term: 2019.05-2020.03