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Concrete’s latest interior project, the 337-room W Osaka, features a 27-story high-rise building by Nikken and a black monolith facade designed by Tadao Ando. Created for Sekisui House and Marriott International, and in collaboration with Nikken an Nikken Space Design, the building is due to open in March 2021.

Concrete’s team of Dutch designers explored Osaka’s past, present, and future, its urban and natural landscapes, and its culture. Visually, the team discovered that Osaka is water and nature, but also neon and bright colors. Designers were struck by the contrast between the aesthetic of Japanese minimalism and the extravagance of an urban world saturated with colors. The goal is to share the spirit of the city with the guests and let the interior of the hotel tell a story that is truly Osaka. The project, through its design, celebrates the opposing yet complementary forces of extravagance and simplicity.

Photo: Courtesy of concrete

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