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Classic Railway Hotel

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Heritage Architecture
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
Project locationHitoyoshi-shi Kumamoto Japan
CompanyTomoya Tsurusaki Architect Company
Lead ArchitectTomoya Tsurusaki
Design TeamDesign team ・ Takanori Kubota ・ Hidetoyo Nakajima ・ Kouji Sakakibara ・ Ruriko Hoshika ・ Yasushi Adachi ・ Etsuko Matsuzaki ・ Nao Watanabe ・ And everyone in Hitoyoshi-shi, Kumamoto
ClientNOTE Hitoyoshi Kuma

Measures to revive Japanese cultural heritage There are "Okoba Station" and "Yatake Station" of Highland Railway Station in Hitoyoshi-shi, Kumamoto. The station was opened with great effort by opening up the mountains instead of the coastline to avoid bombardment of ships with material transport trains during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). After a long time, it is now an unmanned station where only three trains stop a day. There is a wooden station building built in 1907, and plans have been started to revitalize using some of the buildings.The building is an important cultural property.