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THE INTERIOR OF EACH LAYER OF THE MEDIATHEQUE IS DESIGNED BY A DIFFERENT DESIGNER. ON THE GROUND FLOOR KAZUYO SEJIMA PLACES THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES BEHIND A TRANSLUCENT SCREEN. THE SECOND AND THIRD LEVELS HOUSE THE SHIMIN LIBRARY AND INCLUDE A LOUNGE WITH INTERNET ACCESS AND FURNITURE DESIGNED BY K.T. ARCHITECTURE. THE FOURTH AND FIFTH LEVELS CONTAIN GALLERY SPACE. ONE LEVEL IS AN EXHIBITION SPACE WITH MOVEABLE WALLS AND THE OTHER IS AN EXHIBITION SPACE WITH FIXED WALLS WITH REST AREA SEATING BY KARIM RASHID. THE SIXTH LEVEL HOUSES THE MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY WITH GREEN AND WHITE FURNITURE DESIGNED BY ROSS LOVEGROVE.

Interior SENDAI MEDIATHEQUE

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Sendai, Miyagi, Japan | 2001 Jackie Brown and Blair Gazza

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