David Adjaye: Taking Africa’s Designs To The Far Ends Of The World

David Adjaye: Taking Africa's Designs To The Far Ends Of The World

David Adjaye, a Ghanaian architect, is creating world wonders with his iconic architectural masterpieces.

The creative genius was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents. This year he was prefixed with the “Sir” title by the UK government after receiving the 2021 Royal Gold Medal which made him the first Black architect to be awarded with UK’s highest honor for architecture.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC

DAVID ADJAYE: SOME NOTABLE WORKS

He has his signature on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, as well as the Sugar Hill Project in Harlem, New York.

Sugar Hill Project in Harlem, New York

That’s not all, let’s come back to Africa. Sir David is the man behind the design of Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The library draws people closer as if it was made with nothing but magnets. The iconic structure was however raised from rammed earth employing old age technique — from the Stone Age precisely.

His designs continue to draw attention to the creativity and beauty of African architecture.

Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg, South Africa

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.
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