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Sendai Mediateque

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Toyo Ito
 
location Sendai
function community centre, culture, library
contributed by Burutapen

In the year 2000 Toyo Ito, with the Sendai Mediateque, changed the way we looked at libraries and begun a discussion that it is still relevant today. In a successful partnership between technology and architecture, Ito's obsession for lightness ensured the delivery of a building which is both complex and flexible. A building that provides spaces that flow and provide moments of interaction for people. Layer after layer, different uses are proposed and weaved together by structures that reflected the skeleton of this ground breaking building in more than one way.

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very good!
c, China 31-Dec-11
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Sendai Mediateque
Address
Aoba-ku 2-5-7
Japan
http://www.smt.jp/en
Project is public!
Opening hours Daily: 9:00 - 20:00 h. Closed between the 29th of December and the 3rd of January.
How to get there? 20 min walk from Sendai station. Bus for "'kotsukyoku daigaku byoin via jozenji-dori" from JR Sendai station.
Completion 8- 2000
Floor area/size 21682 m2
ArchitectToyo Ito
 
Project ID 9074
Latitude/Longitude 38°17'49N 140°52'14E
Contributed by Burutapen
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