Niseko Hanazono Resort New Restaurant / Café&Bar “HANAZONO EDGE” by NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD
Jun 20, 2022
Located on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, Niseko is renowned around the world for its winter powder snow. HANAZONO EDGE project lies at the core of one of four interlinked ski resorts, Niseko United, Hanazono Resort ski facilities, all of which are nestled within Niseko Annupuri mountain terrain.
The building features a café, restaurant and bar on the ground and upper levels, and offices and instructor waiting rooms in the basement. The new restaurant, along with the Park Hyatt Niseko Hotel and Residences, was completed at the same time as the former ski center (now a ski school), and surround the snow park at the foot of the slope, creating an integrated luxury resort. An iconic design was needed for the restaurant, as it directly faces the slope, assuming significant stature.
The building’s iconic profile becomes visible when gliding down from the top of the ski slopes, as its shape resembles the dynamic movement of a soaring skier against the all-white backgr...