Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to offer readers the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to a talk with Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, co-founder of Sanaa.
Taking place on 26 June, the lecture is part of the In Our Time series organised by Beatrice Galilee, the museum’s Daniel Brodsky associate curator of architecture and design.
Dezeen has paired up with The Metropolitan Museum of Art as media partner for In Our Time, which focuses on showcasing the work of architects that will be seen as influential by future generations.
Kazuyo Sejima founded Japanese firm Sanaa with fellow architect Ryue Nishizawa in 1995. The duo – who often work separately as well as under the banner of their studio – are known for buildings that use extensive glazing to help create a sense of transparency.
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“Sanaa is one of the most extraordinary and original architecture studios of our time and Kazuyo Sejima one of the most important architects,” said Galilee. “The work is consistent in its grace and delicacy but is equally always pushing materials and technologies in order to build a new vision of what a contemporary space can be, and how it can feel.”
Among the firm’s best known projects are the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, and the Christian Dior Building in Omotesando in Tokyo. In 2010, Sejima and Nishizawa were awarded the Prizker Prize.
Sejima’s lecture will touch on the firm’s River building – a meandering glass, concrete and steel structure with transparent walkways, courtyards and rooms. Due to complete this autumn, the building was commissioned for the not-for-profit Grace Farms parkland project in New Canaan, Connecticut, which is anchored by a community church.
The talk will be followed by a conversation with Yuko Hasegawa, chief curator at Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art, with whom Sejima is collaborating on the Grace Farms project.
The first event in the In Our Time series took place in May and featured Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, who spoke of his desire to replace Modernism’s “boring box” legacy with new kinds of localised architecture. Other speakers in the series include Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen.
We are offering five readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to Kazuyo Sejima’s talk at the museum on 26 June 2015, which has just 100 spaces. The event will start at 6pm EST. Winners must provide their own travel and accommodation.
Competition closes 24 June 2015. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and winners’ names will be published at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER AND WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants must be 18 years or older. This contest is sponsored by Dezeen. The participation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is limited to the providing of the ticket prizes.
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