21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
|21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa|
Roofline of museum
The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (金沢21世紀美術館) is a art museum in central Honshū in Japan. It is in Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. It is at the edge of the Kenroku-en Japanese garden and near the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art.
History[change | edit source]
The museum opened in October 2004.
Building[change | edit source]
The building was designed Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architect office SANAA. The 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize was awarded to the architects, in part because of their work on the museum.
The structure has a circular form, with a diameter of 112.5 metres.