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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
23/03/2018

SANAA, cultural center in Tsuruoka (Japan)

 
The Tokyo firm SANAA, headed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, has completed this building in Tsuruoka, a small city in Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture. On the site of the old cultural center, the new facilities try to blend into the environment of wooden houses of the surrounding historical neighborhood. Hence the fragmentation of the roof, which manages to reduce the visual impact of the large volume, and the various interconnected volumes become smaller towards the perimeter. The main element of the project is the large concert hall, with its central stage surrounded by seats placed at different levels. Like most of the volumes of the complex, the public spaces adjacent to the auditorium have been designed with use flexibility as a criterion.
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