Asif Kahn and David Adjaye will helm reimagining of Liverpool’s historic Canning Dock

A multidisciplinary team led by eponymous architectural studio of Asif Khan in collaboration with Sir David Adjaye, Nigerien architect Mariam Kamara, and Chicago-based social practice artist and educator Theaster Gates is the winner in a closely watched placemaking competition to dramatically rethink Liverpool’s Canning Dock.

The so-called Canning Dock Project, which will transform “a public space that has an incredibly unique history, embedded with a rich and powerful heritage linked to the very roots of Liverpool’s port,” is a major element of National Museums Liverpool (NML)’s master plan to revamp a sizable swath of historic waterfront in the (recently UNESCO World Heritage Site de-listed) English maritime city. The project focuses on

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