foster + partners and URS

last week the smithsonian institute announced the shortlisted architect for the new national museum of african american history and culture in washington, DC. the new museum will be located at the end of the washington mall, close to the george washington monument. this historic building will be the latest addition to this prestigious location. the designs were aimed at capturing the african american experience, while balancing environmental concerns. the six finalists include architects i.m. pei, diller scofidio + renfro, david adjaye, foster + partners and moshe safdie. the design concepts will be on show at the castle building until april 6, after which a jury will select a winner. the building is set to open in 2015 at a cost of 500 million dollars.

http://nmaahc.si.edu

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsfoster + partners and URS

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsdiller scofidio + renfro in association with klingstubbins

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsdiller scofidio + renfro in association with klingstubbins

national museum of african american history and culture finaliststhe freelon group, adjaye associates and davis brody bond

national museum of african american history and culture finaliststhe freelon group, adjaye associates and davis brody bond

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsdevrouax & purnell and pei cobb freed & partners

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsdevrouax & purnell and pei cobb freed & partners

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsmoody nolan in association with antoine predock architects

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsmoody nolan in association with antoine predock architects

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsmoshe safdie and associates in association with sulton campbell britt & associates

national museum of african american history and culture finalistsmoshe safdie and associates in association with sulton campbell britt & associates