Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Japanese architects to design V&A at Dundee

4th November 2010

The new Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in Dundee is to be designed by Japanese architectural firm Kengo Kuma & Associates, it has been confirmed.

Six proposals were shortlisted as part of an international competition to locate a design team for the landmark building on Dundee's waterfront, with Kengo Kuma's practice emerging as the unanimous choice of the judging panel.

Lesley Knox, chair of the V&A at Dundee project and of the panel, said the firm submitted plans for a 'building that will delight visitors and encourage them to revisit it again and again'.

'This has the potential to be one of Europe's most exciting buildings,' she added.

Kuma commented that it is a 'great honour' for his team to win the commission for the project, adding that he wants the development to 'balance' the city life and natural world that is found in Dundee.

Kengo Kuma & Associates has designed a number of museums in Japan, including the Masanari Murai art museum and the Suntory Museum of Art, in addition to large-scale corporate developments such as the headquarters of the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation.
 

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Pride
26/05/2016

Our bookseller Andi celebrates 20 years of Birmingham Pride with her choice of the best LGBTQ books for children, young adults and adults.

Read an Extract from Helen Callaghan's novel, Dear Amy
20/05/2016

Read an extract from Helen Callaghan's debut novel, Dear Amy.

Douglas Cowie on Imagining the Spaces Between the Facts
20/05/2016

As his fictional reimagining of the turbulent relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and cult American writer, Nelson Algren, Douglas Cowie writes about writing fiction in the gaps between known facts.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd