/pic/ Integrative Transparency: Louvre-Lens by SANAA
The decentralisation of French cultural institutions continues. After the Centre Pompidou in Metz, the most frequently visited museum in the world has also opted for expansion in a provincial area. The annex of the Louvre in the northern French city of Lens is intended to revitalise the structurally weak Nord-Pas de Calais region –- but without blatantly imposing on it. The new museum was officially inaugurated by the President of France on 4 December 2012.
Architects: SANAA Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa, Tokyo
Location: rue Paul Bert, F-62300 Lens