Jean Nouvel confirmed winner of National Art Museum of China competition

Jean Nouvel has been officially declared as the winner of the National Museum of China (NAMOC) design competition in Beijing.

Although there had been rumours about the French designer winning the competition, there had been no official word on the outcome until now.

Earlier, Jean Nouvel’s adviser Olivier Schmitt had announced: “By a notification sent on July 25, 2012 and signed by the National Art Museum of China, Jean Nouvel (Ateliers Jean Nouvel) and Beijing Institute of Architecture Design have been declared winners by the jury of the international competition for the construction of the NAMOC in Beijing.”

Last year, Nouvel was shortlisted for the competition in addition to fellow starchitects Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry.