The team led by Chilean architect Cristián Fernández has won the National Architecture and Landscaping Competition for the New Museum of Santiago (NUMU, Nuevo Museo de Santiago), a cultural project that will house the Fundacion Engel art collection in the Bicentennial Park in Santiago, Chile. According to the Constructo-led competition, the winning proposal should merge architecture and landscape through a cultural approach. The project should be, at the same time, an architectural icon, a physical platform for contemporary artists, a collaboration space including other cultural institutions, and a place that gathers both the national and international community. The 76 proposals submitted were reviewed by a jury composed of Glenn Lowry, Director of MoMA (Jury President); David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates; David Chipperfield, David Chipperfield Architects; Claudio Engel, President of the Engel Foundation; Steven Holl, Steven Holl Architects; Luis Izquierdo, Izquierdo-Lehmann Architects and National Architecture Prize; Toshiko Mori, TMA Architects; Frances Morris, Director of the Tate Modern; Charles Renfro, Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Marcelo Sarovic, Architect and Director of Constructo; and Raúl Torrealba, Mayor of Vitacura.
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