Competition winners for the redesign of 54 Jefferson were announced at SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, MI on Sept. 24. The open one-stage ideas competition challenged participants to create compelling proposals for the redesign of the 54 Jefferson, a former natural museum building that opened in 1940. However, deterioriation and changing museum standards caused the museum to close to the public in 1994.
The winners are:
- First prize - $10,000: Danielle Berwick (Vancover, Canada)
- Second prize - $5,000: Doonam Back (Architect), Yann Caclin (Architect), Hugo Pace (Intern) -ABC-STUDIO (France)
- Third prize - $2,000 and student winner - $1,000: Peter Dumbadze - University of Michigan / Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (Ann Arbor, MI)
The jury: Reed Kroloff (Principal - jones|kroloff, Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum); Eva Franch i Gilabert (Executive Director and Chief Curator - Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC); Stephen Zacks (architecture and urbanism reporter, theorist, and cultural producer); and artist Alois Kronschlaeger.
The competition was sponsored by Kendall College of Art And Design, The Wege Foundation, and Frey Foundation.
See the winning projects and some honorable mention projects we selected below.
For complete details, click here.
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