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The Hyatt Foundation Appoints Kazuyo Sejima as Jury Member for The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Chicago, IL (January 30, 2018) – The Pritzker Architecture Prize appoints 2010 Pritzker Laureate Kazuyo Sejima as the newest member of the Pritzker Prize Jury. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the accolade, which has come to be known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.
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Kazuyo Sejima Named as First Rolex Architecture Mentor
Rolex mentoring programme extended to architecture
Venice, 28 August, 2012 – Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima has been named as the first architecture mentor in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, it was announced today at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
Kazuyo Sejima in Venice
Direttore della 12. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – La Biennale di Venezia
Director of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
photo : Giorgio Zucchiatti, Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia
Architecture will now be added as a seventh category in Rolex’s global philanthropy programme, which includes literature, music, visual arts, dance, film and theatre.
Sejima, a partner in the architecture practice SANAA, joins a distinguished line-up of Rolex mentors for the current cycle of the programme, which pairs major artists with rising young talents. They are: Margaret Atwood (literature), Patrice Chéreau (theatre), Gilberto Gil (music), William Kentridge (visual arts), Lin Hwai-min (dance) and Walter Murch (film).
Sejima’s protégé will be named in autumn 2012. The young architect will be invited to spend time over a period of a year working on Home For All. The project was created by Sejima and other leading Japanese architects – Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Hiroshi Naito and Kengo Kuma – to respond to the housing crisis following the devastation caused by the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Sejima and her partner Ryue Nishizawa won the Golden Lion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. In 2010, they won architecture’s highest accolade, the Pritzker Prize, and that year Sejima became the first woman appointed as director of the architecture sector of the Venice Biennale. Among her major works is the 2010 Rolex Learning Center for the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), an architectural landmark in Switzerland, of which Rolex was the lead private funding partner.
la biennale di venezia director
Kazuyo, the Director of 12th International Architecture Exhibition, People meet in architecture (29 Aug – 21 Nov 2010). She is the first woman to direct the Architecture Sector of the Biennale. Venice Biennale : photos of this architect
Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA Architects – Key Buildings
Buildings / Projects by architect Kazuyo Sejima, alphabetical:
De Kunstlinie – Almere Theatre / Almere Arts Centre, The Netherlands
Date built: 2007
photo © Adrian Welch
Almere Arts Centre Building
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009, London, UK
image © Nick Weall
Derek Lam Boutique, New York City, USA
Date built: 2009
photograph from DLM
Derek Lam Manhattan Store
New Museum of Contemporary Art – Extension, SoHo, Manhattan, USA
Dates built: 2006-07
photograph from SANAA, 2007
New York Museum of Contemporary Art Building
Rolex Learning Center, Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Switzerland
Date built: 2010
image from architect
Rolex Learning Center Building
Zollverein School of Management & Design, Essen, Germany
Date built: 2006
photo © 2008 Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Zollverein School Building
Camp Nou Stadium Redevelopment – Competition entry, Barcelona, Spain
Date built: 2007
image from SANAA, 2007
Camp Nou Stadium : Spanish Architecture Competition
More buildings / projects by architect Kazuyo Sejima online soon
Location:Ibaraki prefecture, Japan
Kazuyo Sejima – Practice Information
Kazuyo Sejima : S A N A A
Born in 1956.
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