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 Tim Culbert, Intl. Assoc. AIA, (formerly of Imrey Culbert, now principal of Paris- and New York–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.
For more details and images of the project, visit ARCHITECT's Project Gallery here.