Louvre Lens, Lens France – SANAA

“It is not the building alone that is important, but the people, the art, the landscape, the whole ensemble” – Kazuyo Sejima

The Louvre-Lens is an art museum located in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France, approximately 200 kilometers north ofParis. It displays objects from the collections of the Musée du Louvre that are lent to the gallery on a medium or long term basis.The Louvre-Lens annex reflects the continuing decentralization of French cultural institutions, though the Louvre claims the Lens museum is not a subordinate of the palace in Paris.