Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The 100 Stepped Garden Of Awaji Yumebutai

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The Awaji Yumebutai is a complex of conference center, hotel and memorial in Awaji, Hyōgo, Japan, built in the wake of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake. It was designed by Tadao Ando, who had begun planning for the project prior to the earthquake.

One of the most distinctive features in the complex is the Hyakudanen, (hundred stepped gardens), a group of 100 flower beds on an incline, arranged in grids spread over several levels. The 'hundred' refers to the number of mini-gardens and not the steps, as there are 1575 steps and 235 flights.

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