NML announces blockbuster winning team for Canning Dock competition

30th September, 2021

National Museums Liverpool (NML) has announced a collaboration between architects Asif Khan Studio, Sir David Adjaye OBE, Mariam Kamara and artist Theaster Gates as the winning team of the Waterfront Transformation Project: Canning Dock competition. 

Together they will now take forward the transformation of the Canning Dock Project – 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.

This landmark project will transform the area between the Royal Albert Dock and Mann Island, as well as revitalising the waterfront facilities, as part of NML’s 10-year masterplan of reimagining Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. 

Mairi Johnson, Director of Major Projects comments:

“Congratulations to the winning team! We had six fantastic teams apply for the competition and we knew it would be a difficult choice for the jurors to decide. We’re thrilled and hugely impressed and inspired by their innovative, sensitive and powerful thinking in delivering this transformation. 

The waterfront transformation is a huge opportunity for National Museums Liverpool to now work with the team and Liverpool’s communities to reimagine the full potential of Canning Dock. We’re very much looking forward to the collaboration process and the result.”