The winner will be announced on February 28, while the projects are on display for residents. The new building will appear on the so-called "Telephone Hill" in the center of the city with 31,000 inhabitants.
Tom Mayne and his Morphosis bureau, author of the hugely successful Caltrans 7 administration building in Los Angeles, here offers a "modern interpretation of a government building" completed by a dome. Thus, the building will fit into the city skyline of Juneau and will become "the unifying symbol of Alaska." The complex has planned a large number of public spaces.
NBBJ presented a project inspired by the nature and landscape of Alaska - "glaciers and mountain ridges, white river valleys, huge moving masses of ice and water" are personified in the appearance of the building. Also, the goal of the architects was to create a symbol of the unity of the people and power - with an emphasis on transparency and accessibility as the defining qualities of future buildings.
Moshe Safdie designed a twin building version of the "Senate Chamber" and the Parliament, which is reflected in the original roof solution. The symbolism of the "great limit" of Yin and Yang is also manifested here.
Yazdani Studio (a division of Cannon Design), like NBBJ, was inspired by the nature of the northernmost state in the United States; the plan of the building follows the outline of the borders of Alaska, and the various "districts" of the province are given over to separate functional zones.
UPD: The winner is the Morphosis bureau - now they will finalize their project in cooperation with the authorities and the people of Alaska. The construction budget is $ 100 million. More details