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Japanese practice Sanaa has won the international competition to design a satellite museum for the Louvre.

The Tokyo-based office, founded by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, has seen off competition from the likes of Zaha Hadid and Steven Holl. The scheme will see the construction of a new building in the northern French city of Lens that will become home to Louvre exhibits that rarely emerge from storage.

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