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Inspired by

 Zollverein School of 
 Management and 

Location: Essen, Germany

The Zollverein School of Management & Design, inaugurated on July 31, 2006, is the first new building on the historical coal-mining Zollverein site. The oversized cube, which measures 35 meters by 35 meters and is 35 meters high, reflects the dimensions of the Zollverein mine. “We wanted to design a simple cubic building to compliment the existing buildings and achieve continuity within the site.” said by SANAA. 



Kazuyo Sejima

Ryue Nishizawa

SANAA is an architectural firm based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1995 by two Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. Structures were admired for their refined simplicity, spatial fluidity, and thoughtful integration into their surroundings by using translucent materials.

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