SANAA

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Kitagata Housing project by SANAA
Zollverein School of Management and Design (Essen/Germany) by SANAA
Christian Dior building, Omotesandō
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, 2009
The EPFL Learning Centre, Lausanne (Switzerland).

SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) is a multiple award-winning architectural firm based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1995 by architects Kazuyo Sejima (1956–) and Ryue Nishizawa (1966–), who were awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2010.[1] Notable works include the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio; the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; the Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL in Lausanne; the Serpentine Pavilion in London; the Christian Dior Building in Omotesandō, Tokyo; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa; and the Louvre-Lens Museum in France.

History[edit]

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa founded SANAA in 1995. [2] They later won the Golden Lion in 2004 for the most significant work in the Ninth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale; in 2010, they were awarded the Pritzker Prize, which made Sejima the second female to win this prize.

Grace Farms Designed by SANAA. New Canaan, CT..[clarification needed]

Projects[edit]

Australia

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art (Not Built/Project Only) - 1997 to 1999 - Sydney, Australia

China

  • House for the CIPEA (China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture) - 2004 to Present - Nanjing, China

England

France

Germany

Japan

  • Issey Miyake Store by Naoki Takizawa - 2003 - Tokyo, Japan
  • Naoshima Ferry Terminal - 2003 to 2006 - Kagawa, Japan

Netherlands

  • De Kunstlinie Theater & Cultural Center - 1998 to 2006 - Almere, Netherlands
  • Lumiere Park Café - 1999 to Present - Almere, Netherlands

Italy

  • Proposal for Reclaiming Salerno's Inner City - 1999 to Present - Italy
  • Prada Beauty Store - 2000 - Arezzo, Italy
  • Installation for the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale - 2000 - Venice, Italy

Spain

  • Extension to the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno - 2002 to Present - Valencia, Spain

Switzerland

  • Extension to the Rietberg Museum (Not Built/Project Only) - 2002 - Zurich, Switzerland
  • Novartis Office Building - 2003 to Present - Basel, Switzerland

United States

Awards[edit]

SANAA's work was included in the exhibition City of Girls in the Japanese Pavilion at the 2000 Venice Biennale and in the Garden Cafe at the 7th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey. Their work has also been exhibited at Zumtobel Staff-Lichtforum, Vienna, Austria; Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany; Gallery MA, Tokyo, Japan; N-museum, Wakayama, Japan and New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. SANAA has been awarded the Golden Lion for the most remarkable work in the exhibition Metamorph in the 9th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2004, the 46th Mainichi Shinbun Arts Award (Architecture Category) in 2005, and the Schock Prize in the visual arts, also in 2005; in 2010, Sejima and Nishizawa were awarded the Pritzker Prize, the highest of honours in architecture.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pritzker Prize 2010 Media Kit, retrieved 29 March 2010
  2. ^ Alfirevic Djordje, Simonovic-Alfirevic Sanja. Interpretations of Space Within Space Concept in Contemporary Open-Plan Architecture / Primena koncepta prostor u prostoru u savremenoj arhitekturi otvorenog plana. Arhitektura i urbanizam (Belgrade), No.42 (2016), pp. 24–40.

References[edit]

Grace Farms Interior, with floor to ceiling windows.

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