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MERGING ART & ARCHITECTURE
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa| 金沢21世紀美術館

Photo © Osamu Watanabe / Courtesy of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Designed by the Pritzker Prize winning architect team SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa), the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is centered in Kanazawa City and designed as a park for people to gather and meet. The circular glass structure allows accessibility from multiple directions, the starting point for many of their creations are dozens of models. “After that, we compare and think about more options,” says Sejima. “We repeat this process several times. Somewhere along the way ideas evolve that will shape the character of a building,” say the architects.

Address : 1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-8509

Phone : +81-76-220-2800

Region : Ishikawa | Kanazawa

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Official Site : Link

Admission : Adults : ¥500 / Seniors aged 75 and over : ¥250 / High school students and younger : Free

Hours : 9:00 to 17:00 (Last entry 30 mins before closing)
Closed on Wednesday (Open if Wednesday is a national holiday)

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