Shiroiya Hotel | Sou Fujimoto

Madani Matadian | Monday, 7 February 2022

Hotel Shiroiya is located in Maebashi, the Capital of Gunma Province, Japan. The hotel is a living room for local tourists to relax and enjoy art, food, and greenery. As the cultural axis of Maebashi, Hotel Shiroiya also serves as a cultural heritage as the building is a witness to the city's growth and development.

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Since the '70s, this hotel building has been standing. This building consists of two main components, namely the 'Heritage Tower' and the 'Green Tower'.

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Sou Fujimoto is an architect who has completed the renovation of this hotel by creating an atrium. He lowered the floor to reveal a rough concrete surface, where the stairs interacted with Leandro Erlich's 'Lighting Pipe' reminiscent of the trail of water pipes running through old buildings in the past. This section is referred to as the 'Tower of Inheritance' which is over 300 years old.

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

In addition, Fujimoto also designed a new building called the 'Green Tower' with a typical view of the area on the banks of the Tone River, which is in the form of small hills.

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Upon entering the building, visitors will be greeted by the artworks of Lawrence Weiner and Hiroshi Sugimoto upon entering this place. Each guest room also exhibits unique artwork from local and international artists such as Tatsuo Miyajima and Ryan Gander, so that visitors feel as if they are visiting a museum.

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Shiroiya Hotel - Sou Fujimoto

Project Information

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Project Location :
Maebashi, Japan
Completion year :
2021
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