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V&A Dundee designs unveiled

September 28 2010

V&A Dundee designs unveiled
Six shortlisted designs for a northern outpost of the Victoria & Albert Museum have been unveiled in Dundee today at an exhibition entitled ‘V&A at Dundee – Making it Happen’

Featured at the exhibition are Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Kengo Kuma & Associates, REX, Snøhetta with Gareth Hoskins Architects, Steven Holl Architects and Sutherland Hussey Architects.

It is intended to become Scotland’s leading centre for design and as such the public are being encouraged to express opinions on the designs.

Mike Galloway, Director of City Development for Dundee City Council said: “Or shortlist features some of the brightest names in world architecture and design and I think they have shown with these designs why they are so highly rated. Our brief called for outstanding design to fit an outstanding location and I think the teams have lived up to that.”

A site at Craig Harbour on the banks of the River Tay has been selected for the project, which is being developed by Design Dundee Ltd. A consortium which includes the V&A, Scottish Enterprise, Dundee City Council and the Universities of Abertay and Dundee.

The exhibition will run in the University of Abertay library in Bell Street, Dundee, from September 29 to November 4.
Delugan Meissi
Delugan Meissi
Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma

Snohetta Hoskins
Snohetta Hoskins
Steven Holl
Steven Holl

Sutherland Hussey
Sutherland Hussey


#1 Posted by Puzzled on 28 Sep 2010 at 11:22 AM
Why is this being promoted as an outpost of the V & A? The V & A has stated it will not house a permanent exhibition connected with the museum and it has only agreed to ten years of touring exhibitions.
Hasn't Scotland already got a centre for 'design' at the Lighthouse?
#2 Posted by monkey on 28 Sep 2010 at 23:44 PM
if the guggenheim in Bilbao is as good as an icon is because is good iconic architecture this is just dundee's second class version of an iconic building.
It is like Barcelona, or Malmo waterfront with a monkey painting it with lipstick.......Oh my God who will will next year carbuncle? Denny no Dennydundee and it wonderful great architecture for the cars and motorways yeeaaa even monkeys are more clever with lipstick
#3 Posted by Frank on 29 Sep 2010 at 10:06 AM
No speako monkey!
#4 Posted by Jumbo on 29 Sep 2010 at 23:59 PM
How did this not make the shortlist?

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