Louvre-Lens Museum, Lens, France.
Hisao Suzuki | Design © SANAA / Imrey Culbert / Catherine Mosbach Louvre-Lens Museum, Lens, France.

The Louvre-Lens Museum, an outpost of the Louvre in Paris, has opened to the public in the city of Lens, France. A collaboration between Imrey Culbert—the former firm of Celia Imrey, Assoc. AIA (now principal of Imrey Studio) and Tim Culbert, Intl. Assoc. AIA (now principal of New York- and Paris-based Atelier Culbert)—and Kazuyo Sejima of Tokyo-based SANAA led to a proposal that beat out 115 other submissions in a 2005 international competition for the museum commission. Their winning proposal was realized with engineering by Arup and Bollinger + Gohmann, and landscaping by Mosbach Landscape Design.

This post has been updated to reflect the involvement of Celia Imrey of Imrey Studio. ARCHITECT regrets the error. 

For more details and images of the project, visit ARCHITECT's Project Gallery here.