The McCormick Tribune Foundation today announced the winners of its Freedom Museum art competition. The winning design will be the icon for the Freedom Museum which will be opened in the spring of 2006. The winners Amy Larimer & Peter Bernheim and their design titled ‘12151791’ for the date of the 1st Amendment. It is a very beautiful stainless steel design anchored from above reminding me of a cascading waterfall with its sheets of shimmering documents.
For more details on the competition go here. A Daily Dose of Architecture also offers information on the the finalists from one of it's earlier posts. Additionally, the structural location of the museum at 445 N. Michigan Avenue, has new window art displaying all of the art competition finalists and the winners. One of the windows also contains a flat screen monitor which plays an interactive tour of what the museum will look like when it is completed.
To help promote the new museum the Foundation also launched a new website URL which should propagate to the new design sometime today at the URL: http://www.freedommuseum.us
The site allows you to watch artist videos about the art competition pieces and their thoughts on freedom. It also has virtual interior shots of the exhibits. The site will also continue to be updated with the latest progress of the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum.