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.
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.
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.
By Elijah Christopher