Saturday, 17 July 2010

21st Century Museum



 





 
 
Architect: SANAA
Complete: 2004
Function: Museum


The Museum is located in the center of Kanazawa, near Kenroku-en garden and the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art. The building has a circular form, with a diameter of 112.5 metres. This shape aims to keep the appearance of the overall building volume low, to mitigate the scale of the project and allows access from multiple points of entry. The transparency of the building further manifests the wish to avoid the museum being perceived as a large, introverted mass.

The building includes community gathering spaces, such as a library, lecture hall, and children’s workshop, located on the periphery, and museum spaces in the middle. The exhibition areas comprise numerous galleries with multiple options for division, expansion, or concentration. The galleries are of various proportions and light conditions – from bright daylight through glass ceilings to spaces with no natural light source, their height ranging from 4 to 12 metres. The circulation spaces are designed to make them useable as additional exhibition areas. Four fully glazed internal courtyards, each unique in character, provide ample daylight to the center of the building and a fluent border between community spaces and museum spaces.


***** Visit Imformation *********************************
Address:
1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
(石川県金沢市広坂1丁目2番1号)

Opening hours:
-Museum
10 am- 6 pm (Friday and Saturday: 8 pm)
-Free Zone
9 am- 10 pm
-Cafe
10 am-8 pm
All closed on Mondays and 29.12-3.1

Enterance fee:
1500 JPY (student: 1200)

How to get there?
•Bus
【Route bus】
Take buses departing from (Hokutetsu Bus) bus stops Nos. 7–10 of the East Exit Bus Terminal. Get off at "Korinbo (Atorio-mae)" (10-min ride). Walk 5 min.
【Jokamachi Kanazawa Excursion Bus】
Take buses departing from bus stop No. 3 of the East Exit Bus Terminal. Get off at “Hirosaka (Ishiura Jinja-mae)” (20-min ride). Walk 1 min.

•Bus services limited to weekends and holiday
【Machibus / Town Bus】
Take buses departing from bus stop No. 5 of the East Exit Bus Terminal. Get off at “Kanazawa 21-Seiki Bijutsukan / Kenrokuen (Mayumizaka-guchi)” (20-min ride). Walk 1 min.
【Kenrokuen Garden Shuttle】
Take buses departing from bus stop No. 6 of the East Exit Bus Terminal. Get off at “Hirosaka (Kanazawa 21-Seiki Bijutsukan-mae)” (20-min ride). Walk 1 min.
•Taxi
Take taxi from East Exit taxi stand (10-min ride). walk : 20 munites from JR Sendai st.

Website:
http://www.kanazawa21.jp/index.php

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