News: David Adjaye's National Museum of African American History and Culture crowned Beazley Design of the Year

The Design Museum in London just announced the recipients of its annual Beazley Design of the Year award, and the 2017 top prize went to the winner of the architecture category: the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. designed by the transatlantic team of Sir David Adjaye’s firm in collaboration with The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, and SmithGroupJJR.

From a field of 62 nominated projects across of wide spectrum of design categories, including Architecture, Fashion, Digital, Product, Graphics, and Transport, a panel of judges, as well as visitors of the museum’s accompanying exhibition Designs of the Year, selected the top designs and the people’s choice winner respectively.

The shortlist in the Architecture category this year also included work by big-name firms like Il Fondaco Tedeschi in Venice by OMA and Port House in Antwerp by Zaha Hadid Architects as well as social engaged projects such as the Calais Builds Project by Gráinne Hassett with migrants living in the Calais Jungle and students of Architecture from the University of Limerick, the Lycée Schorge Secondary School by Kéré Archiecture, and Mrs Fan’s Plug-In House by People’s Architecture Office.

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Source: Bustler

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