Landscape Architectural Approach I
We designed the landscape around Lake Miyazawa and changed it to a cozy park where Nordic-like time flows gently.
The first thing we focused on was the landform which can be the basis of landscapes.
We aimed to create a naturally cozy park that visitors wouldn't be conscious that it was made artificially,
by developing the land between forest and lake and well-arranging buildings and open spaces there.
Designing the landscape of Metsä began with building the relationship between the facilities and the surrounding nature of forest and lake.
Related Projects: Metsä Village and Moomin Valley Park
We developed the land of the inlet and designed a tidy entrance space that would raise visitor's expectations for the park.
We designed the gentle landform to connect the forest and lake and made the landscape that the forest, lake, and architecture are harmonized beautifully around the plaza.
The forest, lake, and architecture got harmonized, and the view from the opposite shore became natural.
We changed the boring space that we couldn't view the lake into a cozy open space with a beautiful lake view, by reforming the flat land into gently sloped toward the lake.