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V&A Dundee design shortlist announced

Six companies have been shortlisted as part of an international design competition to draw up plans for a landmark new building to house the proposed V&A at Dundee.

Located at Craig Harbour as part of city's redeveloped waterfront area, the attraction will host travelling and permanent exhibitions, as well as providing a resource for design and creativity. Among the shortlisted design teams is Vienna, Austria-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, along with Kengo Kuma and Associates of Tokyo, Japan, and Snøhetta from Oslo, Norway.

REX and Steven Holl Architects - both based in New York, US and Sutherland Hussey Architects of Edinburgh are the other three teams in the running to be appointed to the scheme. The V&A at Dundee project is being led by Design Dundee - the result of a partnership between the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the University of Dundee; the University of Abertay Dundee; Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise.

Design Dundee chair Lesley Knox said: "The high quality and wide variety of the shortlist will enable the partners to create a building which will not only be part of the transformation of Dundee's waterfront but also be a landmark for visitors from Scotland and all over the world." More than 120 design teams submitted bids as part of the contest, with the six shortlisted companies now set to produce design concepts and models to go on public display. The winning bid will be revealed later this summer.

Image: London's Victoria and Albert Museum

Six companies have been shortlisted as part of an international design competition to draw up plans for a landmark new building to house the proposed V&A at Dundee. Located at Craig Harbour as part of city's redeveloped waterfront area, the attraction will host travelling and permanent exhibitions, as well as providing a resource for design and creativity. Among the shortlisted design teams is Vienna, Austria-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, along
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