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Amanda Levette Architects wins V&A extension contest

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March 28 2011

Amanda Levette Architects wins V&A extension contest
Amanda Levette Architects has emerged victorious in a competition 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.
An historic arched stone screen will be made into a feature
An historic arched stone screen will be made into a feature
Models of the shortlisted proposals will be on display at the Sackler Centre till April 3
Models of the shortlisted proposals will be on display at the Sackler Centre till April 3

2 Comments

Bill Simpson
#1 Posted by Bill Simpson on 28 Mar 2011 at 15:44 PM
I wonder if the second image is indicative of what the online editor thinks of the decision.....
Bill Simpson
#2 Posted by Bill Simpson on 28 Mar 2011 at 15:59 PM
My earlier comment is now redundant. Shame.

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