Winning design chosen for V&A at Dundee

by Pete Hayman | 03 Nov 2010

Japan-based architects Kengo Kuma and Associates have been chosen to design the planned Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in Dundee.

The practice was one of six shortlisted for the scheme, which will see an iconic new building developed at Craig Harbour - part of a wider regeneration of the city's waterfront area. A panel comprising representatives from the project's partners - Dundee City Council (DCC); the University of Dundee; the V&A; and the University of Abertay Dundee - chose the winning design.

Dundee Contemporary Arts' Clive Gillman; Jim Eyre of Wilkinson Eyre Architects; and Jill Farrell of Scottish Enterprise were also among the panel members. V&A at Dundee project chair Lesley Knox said: "Kengo Kuma's proposal was the unanimous choice of the jury panel and is a worthy winner; a building that will delight visitors and encourage them to revisit it again and again.

"It demonstrates a clear understanding of the city, offers a new experience of the river, and will be as exciting internally as it will be externally." Kuma added: "We are enthusiastic about the amazing site, the city and environment - it is our intention to find a balanced approach to nature and the city life of Dundee."

Japan-based architects Kengo Kuma and Associates have been chosen to design the planned Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in Dundee. The practice was one of six shortlisted for the scheme, which will see an iconic new building developed at Craig Harbour - part of a wider regeneration of the city's waterfront area. A panel comprising representatives from the project's partners - Dundee City Council (DCC); the University of Dundee; the
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Kengo Kuma's design for the new V&A at Dundee
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