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THE AXIS OF PEACE

PrizeHonorable Mention in Landscape Architecture / Installations & structures
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
Project locationFukadadai, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
CompanyHAKUTEN
Lead ArchitectTakumi Takahashi
Design TeamCreative Director : Seiichi Saito (Panoramatiks) | Producer : Nozomi Yamaguchi (Panoramatiks) | Designer : Takumi Takahashi (HAKUTEN) | Producer : Hiroki Takahashi (HAKUTEN) / Shuntaro Kono (HAKUTEN) | Construction Manager : Yoshihiro Watanabe (HAKUTEN)
ClientYokosuka City

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 the event of a disaster, the pillar of light will be lit up to guide citizens to the evacuation park. 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.