The Awaji Yumebutai is a conference center, hotel and memorial in Awaji, Hyogo built in the wake of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake.  Tadao Ando created this artificial landscape to showcase flowers of the region. The location is easily accessible from Kobe and Osaka via the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

The Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center is a resort and conference center surrounded by a rich natural environment. The conference center assures you of a success in every conceivable type of international and academic conference, as well as incentives, trainings, seminars, or ceremonies. Awaji Yumebutai is the site where earth was remove to build artificial islands in Osaka Bay such as the Kansai International Airport. The natural environment which was once destroyed by man has been returned to its original state and a place where various animals and plants exist has been created.

I really love this project… ” Awaji Yumebutai. Hyakudannen Garden. What I could say was  ”he was only carpenter, but how, how could he design such beautiful place?” The answer was short. He is a craftsman. Which meant he is a true artist. well, he is Tadao Ando. I felt like my senses got lost, I did not know how to design. I did not even know how to use my intuition.”