The Museum of Science Fiction, the world’s first comprehensive science
fiction museum, is hosting a special awards ceremony to reveal and honor
the best designs of its international architectural design competition.
This global competition has received 463 registrations from 46 different
countries to compete for the best design for the Museum of Science
Fiction’s planned 2015 preview museum to be built in the metropolitan
Washington, DC area.
The Preview Museum is designed to be a modular, re-deployable 4,000
square-foot facility that can be moved to another city after the
full-size museum is completed.
The September 25 event will be presented at the SmithGroup Offices in
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Construction, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
“We are simply amazed by the level of global participation from
architects and designers around the world,” said Greg Viggiano,
Executive Director of the Museum. “The science fiction community is
truly global and we intend to highlight this aspect in every part of our
planning and implementation.”
The awards ceremony will feature the overall winner, chosen by a
distinguished jury, as well as recognition of a People’s Choice Award.
To participate in selecting the People’s Choice design, visit www.facebook.com/museumofsciencefiction
on September 15 for voting and official rules. The top designs will
receive special recognition at the awards ceremony and be included in a
special exhibition hosted by the DC Public Library.
Within the next few months, the Museum of Science Fiction is planning
for the exhibit to tour New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Mexico City, Hong
Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Berlin, Moscow, and London.
Watch for more information about these and other upcoming events on the
Museum’s Facebook page and website: www.museumofsciencefiction.org
About the Museum of Science Fiction
The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction will be the world’s first
comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre
across the arts and providing a narrative on its relationship to the
real world. The Museum will show how science fiction continually
inspires individuals, influences cultures, and impacts societies. Also
serving as an educational catalyst to expand interest in the science,
technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) areas, the Museum uses
tools such as mobile applications and wifi-enabled display objects to
engage and entertain. For a full press packet on the Museum of Science
Fiction’s vision and other information, visit: www.museumofsciencefiction.org/presspacket
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Source: Museum of Science Fiction