Tuesday, September 28, 2010

International Architectural Design Competition | V&A Dundee designs revealed

The V&A has unveiled the six shortlisted designs for its new outpost in Dundee.
The shortlist was chosen from more than 120 entries for the international competition, and includes Sutherland Hussey, Gareth Hoskins Architects working with Snøhetta, Steven Holl Architects, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Kengo Kuma & Associates and Rex.

Proposals by all six practices have now gone on display at a public exhibition at the University of Abertay Dundee library, called V&A Dundee – Making it Happen, which opens officially on September 29 and runs until November 4.

Lesley Knox, chair of the jury panels, said: “These are fantastic designs and we hope as many people as possible visit the exhibition and the website and express their opinions on the models and designs.”“I am sure people will see things they really love, and some will also have opinions that go the other way. But the key thing is that they make their opinions known, as it will feed into the jury panel’s decision.”The winning design will house a new branch of the London-based museum at Craig Harbour on the banks of the River Tay.

The museum hopes that the V&A Dundee will become Scotland’s leading centre for design.The museum said it was looking for a “landmark building” that would “dominate Dundee’s waterfront.”....via
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