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David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has won an international competition for this £56 million extension for a museum of polar art in Alaska.This 10,000m2 extension will more than double the size of the Anchorage Museum of History & Art. It will integrate an Arctic studies collection with a children's science centre.Chipperfield beat a shortlist of five other firms at the competitive interview including Snøhetta, Saucier + Perotte, Vincent James, Michael Maltzan and Steven Holl.Some 38 practices entered the competition, and the winner will work with local executive architect Kumin Associates.Building dates have not been disclosed.

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