Sanaa is an architectural firm that combines the creative talents of pritzker prize winning architects kazuyo sejima and ryue nishizawa and their staff of 25 in tokyo japan. New canaan connecticut is a place perhaps not very famous outside the united states.
Grace farms foundation a not for profit charitable organization in new canaan connecticut submitted proposed designs to the town s planning and zoning commission for a new building by the architecture firm sanaa.
Sanaa new canaan. Japanese architects sanaa get spiritual with the sublime 83m grace farms centre for arts faith and justice in new canaan connecticut which is backed by a hedge fund manager. The new museum of contemporary art in new york. Yet this municipality located about 50 miles north east of new york city can boast having two of the most beautiful architectural icons of north america.
The glass house by philip johnson and since october 2015 the new grace farms river building designed by japanese architectural firm sanaa. If approved by the commission the building known as the river will be constructed on a sliver of the 75 acre grace farms. Sanaa s design for the facility known as the river building was the first u s.
Completed in 2015 in new canaan united states. Project description creation of a multipurpose building. Building designed by the architectural firm after they were awarded the pritzker prize.
Japanese studio sanaa has completed a sinuous building of glass concrete steel and wood that winds across the landscape of a nature reserve in new canaan connecticut. In the words of the pritzker jury the buildings by sejima and nishizawa seem deceptively simple. The rolex learning center at the epfl in.
Sanaa has unveiled their plans for river a building on a small portion of the 75 acre woodlands and wetlands of grace farms in new canaan connecticut. Notable works include the toledo museum of art s glass pavilion in toledo ohio. Just don t call.
Images by dean kaufman grace farms foundation jonah rosenberg kelly mcgarvey iwan baan. Sanaa sejima and nishizawa and associates is an architectural firm based in tokyo japan it was founded in 1995 by architects kazuyo sejima 1956 and ryue nishizawa 1966 who were awarded the pritzker prize in 2010. Sanaa s goal was to make the architecture of the river become part of the landscape without drawing attention to itself demonstrating a high degree of sensitivity to the landscape and its topography.
The 80 acre non profit farm landscaped by olin boasts a newly completed multipurpose pavilion designed by sanaa that provides a non intrusive space for community events services and worship.