Участникам предлагается продемонстрировать свой взгляд на отношения архитектуры и природы. Организаторы ставят задачу поразмышлять о том, как должна выглядеть «ботаническая архитектура». Не просто «зеленая», экологичная, а ботаническая, которая живет, развивается и взаимодействует с окружающим миром как растение.
This year’s theme for the Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition is “Botanical Architecture.” The definition of “botanical” is “of plant biology.” Plants are a form of nature that is deeply related to the circulation of water. When people say green, they are referring to nature untouched. While the term botanical implies a form of nature that has been defined by humans.
“Botanical” implies a form of nature that is more like a garden than an untamed jungle. It is nature that is found in botanical gardens or in paintings. Human beings have made connections to plants through collecting, then planting or drawing.
That being said, what kind of relationship would you build with plants? We are looking forward to seeing a new relationship between nature and architecture found through your own observation.