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Chipperfield museum in Alaska opens

David Chipperfield Architects’ 8,000m2 extension to Anchorage’s Museum in Alaska will open to the public tomorrow (30 May).

The practice won the £47 million project following an international competition back in 2003 (AJ 31.07.03).

The Anchorage Museum expansion will also house the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, exhibiting 600 Alaska Native ethnographic artefacts from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of the American Indian. The new Common created in front of the museum will provide a new public space for downtown Anchorage.

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