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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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location Kanazawa
function culture, library, museum
contributed by Julialala

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art stands in the center of Kanazawa, on a site linking together diverse but equally important city functions. Circular in form, with a diameter of 112.5 meters, the building has no front or back, leaving it free to be explored from all directions. While being a reaction to the accessibility of the site from multiple points of entry, as well as to its breadth, the circularity of the plan also works in concert with keeping the overall building volume low, to effectively mitigate the scale of the project and an overly grand presence common to large institutions. In order to further encourage the multiplicity of approaches, the architects have intentionally resisted establishing a primary façade or entrance. Besides the museum, the cultural centre houses a library, restaurant, theatre and exhibition spaces (text from project's website).

hendrik says:
Please come to see this museum! This is built in the heart of old city Kanazawa,next to large garden Kenrokuen.The floor plan is remarkable,here and there, small surprise. Recommend to come from Osaka.
KYOTO, Japan 17-Aug-10
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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Hirosaka 1-2-1
Project is public!
Opening hours Public space: 09.00 - 22.00 every day. Exhibition galleries: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00. Friday & Saturday: 10.00 - 20.00. Café: 10.00 - 20.00 every day.
How to get there? From Kanazawa Station, take a bus to Kenokuen Garden, stop at the 'Korinbo' bus stop.
Completion 2004
Floor area/size 9500 m2
Client Kanazawa City
Project ID 4464
Latitude/Longitude 36°33'39N 136°39'29E
Contributed by Julialala
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