In Hokkaido Prefecture—the northernmost region of Japan—this hotel was designed as the first hybrid high-rise timber structure of its kind, aiming to reduce use of emission-heavy concrete and place a spotlight on the local wood industry. Beyond simply providing accommodation, the hotel makes a space that welcomes the community, showcases local talent and facilitates an exchange of knowledge.  

Royal Park Canvas Sapporo Odori Park emphasises Hokkaido timber in all spatial aspects. Photos by Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office < > < > < >

Utilising timber

Forests cover two-thirds of Japan, and a third of those forests are in Hokkaido. The project uses local Hokkaido lumber from mature plantation forests ...






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