SANAA - Japan
The architectural office SNANAA was founded in Tokyo in 1995 by the two young Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima (born in 1956) and Ryue Nishizawa (borin in 1966).
SANAA soon became well known in the architectural scene and won several awards for their works. In 2010 Sejima and Nishizawa were honored with the Pritzker Prize.
Sejima was just the second female to win this important prize.
The first works by SANAA were realized in Japan, they soon won international competitions and got commissions abroad. Today buildings by SANAA are located in many countries.
Some examples of their work include the Toledo Museum of Art`s Glass Pavillion in Toledo (Ohio), the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Rolex Learning Center
at the EPFL in Lausanne, the DIOR Building in Omotesando Tokyo, and the Louvere-Lens Museum in France.