Where form meets function

Space on the National Mall has been set aside for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for some time. Recently, a team lead by acclaimed Tanzanian-born David Adjaye was chosen to design the host structure. Congress announced the museum in 2003, which will open officially in 2015. The architects have 3 years to turn the winning submission into a workable blue print. Estimated cost is $500 million. Quite amazing really.

A full run down of the architects and the losing entries in today’s NYT.

More images after the jump.

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