Kengo Kuma To Design V&A Museum Dundee

The Japanese architectural firm Kengo Kuma & Associates have been chosen to design a new museum in Dundee. The project, sponsored by the V&A, was put to tender by an international competition. Which included  The six shortlisted firms, chosen from more than 120 entries by firms around the globe.

1) Sutherland Hussey Architects, of Edinburgh

2) Viennese firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

3) Oslo-based Snohetta.

4) American-based firms REX

5) Steven Holl Architects

6) Kengo Kuma & Associates, which was founded in Japan.

The  £40 million pound outpost of the Victoria and Albert Museum set on the Dundee waterfront has gathered serious momentum, in the last year. The museum is scheduled to open by early 2015 will focus on design and also host touring exhibitions. The firm’s design, an asymmetrical and angular building built from stone and glass, was the unanimous choice of the judging panel. If completed, it will house touring exhibitions from the V&A, its first permanent outpost outside of London. It will be challenging to see if the project gets off the ground after George Osborne’s savage 30%, slashing measures to the arts in October. The project will be dependant on a combination of private donation and Lottery Fund grants.

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