project

Sakura-no-uta Healing Garden

つながりの庭

category
landscape
location
Osaka, Japan
date
2016

介護、看護と医療を融合させた地域密着型の複合施設のお庭を造らせて頂きました。特に入居者のかたが人と自然とつながっていけること、生活を向上させていけることを目指しました。四季の植栽は過去の記憶を思い出させる回想療法とつながるように、また車いすの方も使用できる花壇やループになったお庭の散歩道が楽しみながら運動をできる仕組みを作り、セミプライベートスペースに置かれたベンチが訪問者の家族や入居者同士のコミュニケーションを図りやすいようにしました。日光を感じ、花の香りを嗅ぎ、季節を感じ、遠い記憶を忍ばせる。また、入居者の方との一緒に植物を育てることにより、共同作業や収穫の新鮮な楽しみをつくる。そんな庭を提供します。

We created a healing garden for a mixed-use elderly care facility that, included day care, hospital care, and a nursing home. We approached this project with the aim that thegarden can contribute to the following goals: 1) residents can connect to each other; 2) residents can connect to nature; 3) residents can improve their lives. Seasonal plants help to stimulate forgotten memories through smell and touch and lead to reminiscence therapy. We also designed features to encourage people to exercise, such as planters that can be used by those in wheelchairs and a loop path for walk. This loop path is punctuated by alcoves with shaded benches, providing semi-private space for visitors as they spend time with residents. Experiencing natural light, smell of flowers, and seasonal changes connect residents to their past. Also growing plants together with fellow residents and harvest products create a new bond and hope. We hope that this garden can continuously provide the harmonious and stimulating integration among residents, for which the project calls.