SANAA selected to renovate and extend shiga's museum of modern art
 
SANAA selected to renovate and extend shiga's museum of modern art
apr 01, 2015

SANAA selected to renovate and extend shiga's museum of modern art

SANAA selected to renovate and extend shiga’s museum of modern art
all images courtesy of SANAA / the shiga prefecture

 

 

 

kazuyo sejima and ryue nishizawa of SANAA have been chosen ahead of fellow japanese architects kengo kuma and jun aoki to extend shiga’s museum of modern art. as well as a new 6,500 square meter intervention, the scheme also includes the renovation of the site’s existing buildings and the maintenance of the surrounding parkland.

SANAA kazuyo sejima ryue nishizawa museum of modern art shiga japan designboom
the museum complex is articulated around a lake

 

 

 

the masterplan seeks to integrate the extension with the existing museum buildings, as well as with the park’s natural terrain. connecting the site, SANAA’s curving pavilion boasts floor-to-ceiling glass walls that present sweeping views of the neighboring lake. the grounds will also be re-landscaped to ensure direct and efficient circulation routes.

SANAA kazuyo sejima ryue nishizawa museum of modern art shiga japan designboom
a curving pavilion boasts floor-to-ceiling glass walls

 

 

 

the judging committee, which included toyo ito, awarded SANAA the project after a lengthy public consultation process and a series of reviews. the entire scheme is set to be completed by august, 2016.

SANAA kazuyo sejima ryue nishizawa museum of modern art shiga japan designboom
the design seeks to integrate the extension with the park’s natural terrain

SANAA kazuyo sejima ryue nishizawa museum of modern art shiga japan designboom
the renovated and extended campus in shiga

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