Amanda Levette Architects wins V&A extension contest
March 28 2011competition to design an extension to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
The winning scheme will see creation of an underground gallery space to house the museums programme of temporary exhibitions and will allow the insertion of a new entrance to Exhibition Road.
The practice’s win scuppered the chances of half dozen other practices who had been vying for the prestigious project; namely Heneghan Peng.Architects, Jamie Forbert Architects, Jun Aoki & Associates, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Tony Fretton Architects and Gareth Hoskins/Snohetta.
Paul Ruddock, Chairman of the V&A Board of Trustees said: ‘This new development will transform the way the V&A is able to present its major exhibitions and will enable us to reveal and restore the magnificent south courts. Amanda Levete Architects’ proposal will create a wonderful new space that cleverly combines the elegance of the V&A’s Grade l listed buildings with contemporary design.”
ALA will now refine their design for the £35m intervention ahead of its planned opening in 2016.
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