Kengo Kuma won the the competition “Albert Kahn - Musée et Jardins”

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Kengo Kuma and Associates.- Lead architect.- Kengo Kuma.
The total floor area of ​​4,600 m².
A new building of 2,300 m² of floor space and nine other buildings to be renovated.
Height.- 3 floor above the ground.
Data set
Expansion of the exhibition space and creation of a reference path, rationalization of the conservation areas of the collections, a 120-seat auditorium, a 60-seater restaurant and a 30-seats tea room, conservation of the existing gardens, lateral palm greenhouses, evocation of a Zen garden.
€ 26.7 million invested by the General Council (value 2011).
From July 2015 to January 2017.
Boulogne Billancourt, Département des Hauts-de-Seine, France.


Kengo Kuma was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan) in 1954. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo, finishing his degree in 1979. In 1987, he opened the "Spatial Design Studio". In 1990 he founded "Kengo Kuma & Associates" and extend the study to Europe (Paris, France) in 2008. Since 1985 and until 2009, has taught as visiting professor and holder at the universities of Columbia, Keio, Illinois and Tokyo.

Main Awards:

· 2011 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize for "Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum."
· 2010 Mainichi Art Award for “Nezu Museum.”
· 2009 "Decoration Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (France).
· 2008 Energy Performance + Architecture Award (France). Bois Magazine International Wood Architecture Award (France).
· 2002 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland).
· 2001 Togo Murano Award for “Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum.”
· 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for “Noh Stage in the Forest”. First Place, AIA DuPONT Benedictus Award for “Water/Glass” (USA).




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