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First of all, I analyzed the current situation and issues facing Tawara-An Retreat. It is located in Kyoto, where traditional culture is respected, and the architecture handed down over the years has great value. The spirit of art and culture is also very attractive to people who come from outside of Kyoto. I think one of the challenges for Tawara-An Retreat is to make more people aware of its attractions. So, I propose the Tawara-An Retreat Art Site Project. This is a project for Tawara-An Retreat to collaborate with university art students.
The project is to provide guests with a new experience of staying in a hotel surrounded by art by displaying the artwork made by students in the guest rooms and common areas. For the guests, it will be an opportunity to experience something they cannot experience in other hotels. For art students, it will be a precious opportunity to have their work displayed in front of many people.
Without destroying the excellent affinity for architecture of the Tawara-An Retreat, a diverse variety of student art installations can be displayed to create a new place that fuses the old and the new.
The important thing about this project is that by partnering with an art university, Tawara-An Retreat’s recognition will spread to other art teachers, art students, and art professionals, regardless of where they are from. The ultimate goal of this project is to raise awareness of Tawara-An Retreat, and by collaborating with art colleges and students, so that we can achieve that goal.
Up until the very last minute, I was deciding if I should apply for the competition. I was hesitant to take the plunge because I thought it would be hard to find an opportunity like this where I could present my ideas to the world. I regret that I could not put my ideas into a simple visual form, but I was motivated by the thought of how good it would be for art students if this project were to be realized. I put all my energy into it.