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April 15 2013

Revised Dundee V&A plans submitted
Dundee City Council have submitted revised plans for their £45m V&A museum and riverside walkway plans following a rethink of plans to locate the facility offshore.

Forming part of Dundee’s waterfront masterplan the scheme will be situated on the site of the former Olympia Leisure Centre, scheduled for demolition in 2014, and will provide more direct links to the city centre.

In all other respects the scheme will remain as before, presenting itself to pedestrians on Union Street and inviting movement down to the presently underutilised riverfront.

Designed by Cre8 Architecture and Kengo Kuma the reconstituted stone structure is inspired by the layering of sediment visible in some cliff faces and is scheduled to open its doors in 2015.
The museum is designed to be seen at its best from the Tay Road bridge
The museum is designed to be seen at its best from the Tay Road bridge
Visual connections between the main hall and outdoor public space were a key consideration for the design team.
Visual connections between the main hall and outdoor public space were a key consideration for the design team.

2 Comments

Call-of-the-wild
#1 Posted by Call-of-the-wild on 16 Apr 2013 at 10:48 AM
Looks terrific. Fair play to Dundee Council for getting this exciting project together whilst other councils flounder. Has the potential to revolutionise perceptions of Dundee if the design is fully realised.
Bob
#2 Posted by Bob on 16 Apr 2013 at 16:36 PM
Fantastic - This has the potential to rival Irvine’s “the big idea” museum

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