Kengo Kuma lauds V&A Dundee during site visit
October 18 2017
Seeing the finished exterior of his £80.1m creation for the first time Kuma praised progress made thus far which sees the cliff-like cast stone panels of the V&A’s norther outpost reach out into the River Tay.
Kuma said: “The realisation of the strong façade is great. We were able to express the dynamic scale of the interior, too - just as we had planned.
“In the past I visited Scotland many times, this very beautiful country, and I'm truly in love with the Scottish landscape and nature.
"I really hope, once finished, this project will attract many people from the UK, and around the world, to the city and the museum.
"I hope as well that people from Dundee will use it as an everyday part of their city; that they will go there to enjoy the building with its surrounding public space and find a harmonious relationship between the museum, the riverside, the city and themselves.”
Construction began on the build back in March 2015 with practical completion expected by December, ahead of its public opening in the summer.
Photography by Ross Fraser McLean
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