V&A at Dundee update

Following hastily in the tracks of my last post, Kengo Kuma & Associates have been chosen as the architects to design the new V&A at Dundee building.

It is worth noting that the designs are not finalised, and indeed the budget has not yet been fully set. Whilst acknowledging that the REX design - which had precedence in my previous post on the subject - was the most popular, the jury unanimously swung towards the Kuma design for its recognition of the importance of the site and the city's heritage. The panel also made clear that none of the designs were rejected on cost grounds.

The V&A building will include a public area beside the RRS Discovery, with a further new building to the east replacing the current Olympia swimming pool.

Construction work is due to begin in 2012, with the museum opening to the public - with free entry - in 2014.

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