V&A at Dundee design models exhibited in The Lighthouse

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The exhibition, which has been displayed at the University of Dundee and the Scottish Parliament recently, will be in Gallery 2 of the Lighthouse from Tuesday 1st of February through to Friday 18th of February. The exhibition will showcase six architectural models illustrating the short-listed designs and information about the winning design and the international role of the new centre.

Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) are delighted to play host to the exhibition of the V&A at Dundee, which will be an international centre for design. It will illuminate the design process, from spark to showroom. The V&A at Dundee will be a cultural hub for Scotland. It will stimulate cultural and economic growth by establishing Scotland as a leading global player in design and innovation.

Japanese architectural practice Kengo Kuma & Associates won the international architecture competition. The judging panel felt their bold and ambitious stone building provided a harmonious and integrated response to the waterfront site and offered fantastic spaces to exhibit design collections.

Kengo Kuma & Associates team for the V&A at Dundee project includes the Scottish firms cre8architecture, Optimised Environments Ltd, CBA, and the engineering firm Arup, which has offices across Scotland, including in Dundee.

Dundee Design Ltd. will now work with Kengo Kuma & Associates to develop and realise the winning proposal. Work is projected to start onsite in 2012.

More than 120 firms took part in the competition to design the landmark building, which is due to be opened in 2014. The five other shortlisted submissions included in the exhibition are:

  • Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (Austria)
  • REX (USA)
  • Snøhetta (Norway)
  • Steven Holl Architects (USA)
  • Sutherland Hussey Architects

The Lighthouse is open free to the public Mon, Wed – Sat – 10.30am – 5pm and Tues – 11am – 5pm. Closed Sundays.


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