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BUILDING
 
 
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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DESIGNER
 
 
Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup
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CONTEXT
 
Relationship with the location
David Adjaye, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroup JJR, NMAAHC, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
Location
David Adjaye, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroup JJR, NMAAHC, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
Importance of the building in the territory and in the city
David Adjaye, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroup JJR, NMAAHC, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
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DESCRIPTION
 
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David Adjaye, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroup JJR, NMAAHC, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
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MATERIALS
 
steel, reinforced concrete, plastic material, glass

David Adjaye, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroup JJR, NMAAHC, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.

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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
Certifications
LEED Gold certification
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
District
District of Columbia
Town
Washington D.C.
Address
Constitution Ave., NW, 14th St. NW
 
 
Telephone
+1.202.633.1000
Website
E-mail
info@si.edu
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Ethnographic museums

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Public parks
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2008 - 2009     progetto vincitore di concorso
Realisation
2012 - 2016
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Hugh Pearman, "David's Goliath", Icon 160, october 2016, pp. 64-75
Kim O’Connell, "The National Mall Finally Gets Its Crown", Architect 9/2016, september 2016, "AIA Architect" pp. 76-79
"Envelope", Architecture Today 271, september 2016, "Focus" pp. 66-79
Alan Karchmer (photo), "Reference Points", Architecture Today 271, september 2016, "Focus" pp. 66-67 (66-79)
Josephine Minutillo, "National Museum of African American History and Culture nears completion", Architectural Record 6/2016, june 2016, p. 22
Mabel O. Wilson, Begin With the Past. Building the National Museum of African American History and CultureMabel O. Wilson, Begin With the Past. Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Books, Washington D.C. 2016
"David Adjaye", Icon 108, june 2012, p. 158
Clay Risen, "Plinth and Crown", Architect 7/2009, july 2009, "culture" pp. 38, 40
"Minority report", Architectural Record 5/2009, may 2009 , pp. 77-92
David Sokol, "Marrying content to container", Architectural Record 5/2009, may 2009 , pp. 82-86 (77-92)
Katie Gerfen, "National Museum of African American History and Culture", Architect 5/2009, may 2009, "Buildings" pp. 55-57
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CLIENT
 
 
Smithsonian Instutition
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 500,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 32,526 (sq.ft. 330,000)
site ha. 2 (5 acre)
Floors
5 above ground
5 belowe ground
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Robert Silman Associates
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STAFF
 
Architect of record
The Freelon Group, Inc.
with Adjaye Associates, Davis Brody Bond, and Smith Group
Construction management
Clark, Smoot, Russell, JV
Exhibition design
Ralph Appelbaum Associates
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Six finalists were chosen for the NMAAHC building design competition:
  • Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup
  • Devrouax & Purnell Architects/Planners and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Foster + Partners
  • Moody Nolan in association with Antoine Predock Architect
  • Moshe Safdie and Associatest
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC
Courtesy of NMAAHC Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

David Adjaye, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroup JJR, NMAAHC, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.



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