Namba Betsuin Enhancement Project, Osaka, Japan

Alliance Distinction 2021

Client Shinshu Ohtaniha Namba Betsuin

Project Manager Nikken Sekkei Construction Management

Japan’s first “Hotel in a Temple” project

Degenerated buildings demolished and creation of a hotel in the premises of a 400 year old temple

Holistic solutions adopted throughout the project and after to maximise the contribution to the local community

Judges comments:

“Very impressive team effort to create a unique new use”

“Incredible initiative and teamwork”

“Reminds me why I need to travel”