SANAA's most impressive creations

The award-winning work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
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Southeast Facade

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View from East

2 / 36 View from East

Interior View of Open-Plan Terminal Space

3 / 36 Interior View of Open-Plan Terminal Space

Glazed Walls Surrounding Waiting Area

4 / 36 Glazed Walls Surrounding Waiting Area

View From North

5 / 36 View From North

Detail of Translucent Glass Facade

6 / 36 Detail of Translucent Glass Facade

Street Facade

7 / 36 Street Facade

Staircase to Top Floor

8 / 36 Staircase to Top Floor

Entrance Facade

9 / 36 Entrance Facade

Second-Floor Bathroom and Terrace

10 / 36 Second-Floor Bathroom and Terrace

Glazed Exterior Facade

11 / 36 Glazed Exterior Facade

Aerial View

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Entrance

13 / 36 Entrance

Interior courtyard

14 / 36 Interior courtyard

Detail of Opening on Top Floor

15 / 36 Detail of Opening on Top Floor

View of Seminar Room

16 / 36 View of Seminar Room

View of Differently Sized Windows

17 / 36 View of Differently Sized Windows

Detail of Facade

18 / 36 Detail of Facade

Building in Context

19 / 36 Building in Context

Interior Courtyard and Bridge

20 / 36 Interior Courtyard and Bridge

Internal Circulation Space

21 / 36 Internal Circulation Space

Facade Detail

22 / 36 Facade Detail

View From Offices Into Courtyard

23 / 36 View From Offices Into Courtyard

Courtyard Facade

24 / 36 Courtyard Facade

Entrance Lobby

25 / 36 Entrance Lobby

Covered Terrace

26 / 36 Covered Terrace

Detail of Glazed Volumes

27 / 36 Detail of Glazed Volumes

View of Shop and Entrance

28 / 36 View of Shop and Entrance

View Across Open Courtyard

29 / 36 View Across Open Courtyard

Pavilion in Context

30 / 36 Pavilion in Context

Internal Courtyard With Curtain

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West Facade at Dusk

32 / 36 West Facade at Dusk

Ground-Floor Shop, Café and Gallery

33 / 36 Ground-Floor Shop, Café and Gallery

New Museum in Context

34 / 36 New Museum in Context

Exhibition Space

35 / 36 Exhibition Space

Gallery Interior

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Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners at the firm SANAA for 15 years, are only the third pair to have been jointly awarded the Pritzker Prize. The prize is awarded to "a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture."

Sejima and Nishizawa have an enduring reputation for designing deceptively simplistic, almost sculptural buildings that demand an element of viewer interaction.

Based in Tokyo, SANAA's Japanese schemes include the O-Museum in Nagano, the Christian Dior Building in Omotesando and the Naoshima Ferry Terminal, as well as a number of acclaimed international projects including the Zollverein School of Management and Design in Essen, Germany and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.


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