Starchitects design African-American museum
Six teams created conceptual designs for the Smithsonian's upcoming National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
Devrouax + Purnell / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Kling Stubbins
Foster + Partners / URS Group
Freelon Adjaye Bond / SmithGroup
Moody Nolan / Antoine Predock Architect PC
Moshe Safdie and Associates
According to the Post, the public can comment on the designs until April 6th at the Smithsonian Castle, but then a jury will pick a design without looking at the public input. NCPC and the CFA will then get to weigh in and probably modify the design before anything gets built. (The museum also has to raise money for construction.)
Update: some people have obviously been stuffing the poll above. My logs show a large number of clicks from a Facebook profile of someone with the last name Devrouax, for example (but not architect Paul S. Devrouax). Before the stuffing really got going, the Safdie "hull" alternative was in first, and "I don't like any of these" in second. I'm honored that some people consider our poll worth stuffing!
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