Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The chosen one: V&A Dundee.

Today the chosen design for the Victoria and Albert museum Dundee was announced. The design proposal was from Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and associates. Before making the decision the panel took into account public opinion, questioned the designers, examined their designs and looked at their previous work.






I’m quite pleased with the final outcome. This design wasn’t my favourite- I did really like Snohetta’s design on the river- however it was in my top three. I’m also glad the general public and their opinions were considered because it should be something the people of Dundee can be proud of.

Over 120 firms took part in the competition, now that the waiting’s over and Kengo Kuma and associates have been announced the winners, work is expected to commence in autumn 2012.

1 comment:

  1. How about this for a design for a wall painting, in the tried-and-true Art Nouveau style?: http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWN3L, by the famous English artist, Audrey Beardsley himself. You can also order a canvas print of the picture from wahooart.com.

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