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.