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​S A N A A

The name of an architectural unit and the name of an architectural firm by two world-famous architects , Kazuyo Sejima (born 1956, female) and Ryue Nishizawa (born 1966, male). Since its establishment in 1995, the 1996 "AIJ Prize for Architecture", the 2004 "Venice Biennale 9th International Architecture Exhibition Golden Lion Award", and the " Pritzker Prize", which is called the Nobel Prize in the architectural world in 2010. Was awarded. Representative works include "Dior Omotesando" (2003), " 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art , Kanazawa" (2004), "Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion" (2006), "EPFL Learning Center" (2009), "Rolex Learning Center" ( 10 years), "Louvre Lance " (12 years), etc.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Designed by SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa), the concept is multi-directional, horizontal and transparent. In a circular building with four entrances, exhibition rooms, kids studios, civic galleries, multipurpose theaters, etc. are arranged almost horizontally to create a town-like expanse, and each facility is made by using a lot of glass on the outer wall and wall surface. It gently connects the inside and outside of the museum to create a continuous space in the city.

2004 A public museum that introduces contemporary art based on the basic principle of "a park-like museum opened in the town". It has the nickname of "Marubi" because it looks like a disk flying from space. (1) Works that propose new values created after 1980, (2) Works that have had a great influence on the values of 1 and serve as historical reference points since 1900, (3) Writers related to Kanazawa Under the collection policy of new creative works by 164 artists, about 3,500 works are stored. Permanent exhibits such as Leandro Erlich's "Swimming Pool" (2004) and James Turrell's "Blue Planet Sky" (2004), which you can try for free, are gaining popularity. Curators, architects, and the government exchange opinions so that exhibitions can be exhibited without creating partitions, and exhibition rooms of various sizes and shapes are available. SANAA won the Golden Lion Award in the 2004 Venice Biennale Exhibition Division for this building. The number of visitors is about 1.5 million annually, and in the 10 years since the museum opened (as of the end of September 2014), the total number of visitors has exceeded 14.58 million, and it is highly evaluated both in Japan and overseas. In fiscal 2015, the number of people was 2,372,821 due to the tailwind of the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in March, and ranked first among about 500 theme parks, amusement parks, zoos, aquariums, and museums nationwide (Synthetic Unicom). Investigate).

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