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Sutherland Hussey make V&A Dundee shortlist

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May 27 2010

Sutherland Hussey make V&A Dundee shortlist
Six teams have been selected to design a Dundonian branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum after more than 120 firms took part in a competition to design the V&A’s northern waterfront home.

It has stoked controversy with only one UK team leader, Edinburgh based Sutherland Hussey Architects, who are working alongside Sutherland Hussey Architects from Edinburgh with 3DReid, AECOM and Gross.Max.

Hussey benefit from considerable experience in the cultural arena, having worked on the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and a new museum in Chengdu, China.

Amongst the international practices vying for the cultural centre are Snohetta, best known in the UK for abandoning an art centre in Margate after costs spiralled out of control. they have teamed up with  Gareth Hoskins Architects and Adams Kara Taylor.

They are joined by Steven Holl Architects with JM Architects, Arup and American structural engineers Guy Nordenson & Associates; Delugan Meissl Associated Architects from Vienna with German firm Wenzel + Wenzel, engineer Werner Sobek and Büro Kiefer; Kengo Kuma and Associates from Tokyo with Scotland’s cre8architecture, Optimised Environments and Arup and REX, a New York-based OMA spin-off, with Buro Happold and Urban Splash.

Located on the city’s waterfront the scheme will form a key component of Dundee’s ambition to reconnect it’s commercial centre to the Tay.

Each team will now prepare design concepts and models of their proposals for public display. A winner will be announced in late summer with completion slated for 2014.

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