Autor: Adjaye Associates
Adjaye Associates was established in June 2000 by founder and principal architect, David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, two of the practice’s largest commissions to date are the design of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C and the Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO). Further projects range in scale from private houses, exhibitions, and temporary pavilions to major arts centres, civic buildings, and masterplans in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Renowned for an eclectic material and colour palette and a capacity to offer a rich civic experience, the buildings differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to generate new typologies and to reference a wide cultural discourse.
Completed works include: Alara Concept Store in Lagos, Nigeria (2015); Marian Goodman Gallery, London (2014); the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Centre, Harvard University (2014); the Sugar Hill museum and housing development in Harlem, New York (2014); two neighbourhood libraries in Washington DC (2012); the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London (2007); the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver (2007); Rivington Place Gallery in London (2007); The Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo (2005); and the Idea Stores in Tower Hamlets, London (2004 and 2005) – two pioneering community libraries in London’s Tower Hamlets.
Some current projects include: One Berkeley Street, a £600 million redevelopment in London’s prestigious Picadilly area; a new home for The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Hackney Fashion Hub – a masterplan to renew a substantial area of London’s Hackney; offices for the International Financial Corporation in Dakar, Senegal; the Aishti Foundation arts and shopping complex in Beirut, Lebanon; an anthropology museum at Colgate University; and a regenerative cultural campus on the site of Tel Aviv’s disused former central bus station.