The U.S. Navy just unveiled five concept proposals for a planned new Naval museum in the nation’s capital.
Designs from BIG, Gehry Partners, DLR Group, Perkins&Will, and Quinn Evans will compete for the chance to deliver the official National Museum of the U.S. Navy at Washington, D.C.’s Naval Yard district. The project is being managed by the Navy’s Naval History and Heritage Command, which includes a vetting process from veterans and the broader American public.
A press statement said: “The Navy envisions a future museum that would offer greater public access that could include a new building and the potential renovation of existing historical buildings. The planned museum campus would consist of approximately 270,000 square feet and include about 100,000 square feet of net gallery space.”
Out of 37 that submitted project submissions, the Navy selected five project proposals. View renderings of each proposal below.
Design proposal by Perkins&Will
Design proposal by Gehry Partners
Design proposal by DLR Group
Design proposal by BIG
Design proposal by Quinn Evans
Retired rear admiral and current NHHC Director Samuel J. Cox added, “The concepts unveiled today are a crucial step in exploring what is possible for the new National Museum of the U.S. Navy. We’ll tell the story of the Navy’s history as it continues to unfold, and the ideas developed by our finalists herald a new way of honoring that history by inviting visitors to participate.”
"These ideas and concepts show what might be possible for a new museum," the museum’s Acting Director, Charles Swift, said finally. "We have a number of steps we need to complete before determining a final design, and that first step is having a conversation with America: our Navy, our veterans and our nation, about what we’ve presented today.”
For more information on the museum project, click here.
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