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David Adjaye wins competition for the National Museum of African American History and Culture

A couple of weeks ago, we featured the six finalists for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Finally, the Smithsonian Institute chose the team lead by Tanzanian-born, London-based architect David Adjaye.

The team that created the winning design also includes the Freelon Group, David Brody Bond and SmithGroup. When accepting the commission, Adjaye said, “Throughout the history of African-American struggle and celebration, there are these moments of praise,” he said. “It’s for us a deeply spiritual and powerful culture.” The museum will cost $500 million and is expected to open on the National Mall in 2015.

Seen at The New York Times. More images after the break.

Cite:Sebastian Jordana. "David Adjaye wins competition for the National Museum of African American History and Culture" 17 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/20040/david-adjaye-will-design-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture/>