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Kazuyo Sejima

Admired Architect, Winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2010

Born in Ibaraki Japan, Kazuyo Sejima received a degree in architecture at the Japan Women’s University in 1981. Upon completion of her studies she began working in the office of architect Toyo Ito. In 1987 she opened her own studio in Tokyo and then in 1995, together with Ryue Nishizawa, she founded SANAA. Her own works include House in Plum Grove and Inujima Art House project. SANAA’s main works include the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, the Rolex Learning Center (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), the Louvre Lens, and Grace Farms. In 2010 Kazuyo Sejima was appointed director of the Venice Biennale. And in the same year, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA were the recipients of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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