Tadao Ando embeds open-air prayer hall around massive 15-year-old Buddha statue

Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s work usually leaves people stunned, but his latest work is a piece of art. His latest work, the Hill of Buddha in the Japanese town of Sapporo is a landscape architecture project that consists of building a prayer hall around a 15 year old stone sculpture of Buddha.

The aim of this project was to build a prayer hall that would enhance the attractiveness of a stone Buddha sculpted 15 years ago. The site is a gently sloping hill on 180 hectares of lush land belonging…

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