V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

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Here are some images of the seven shortlisted designs for an extension to the V&A museum in London, including proposals by Oslo architects Snøhetta with Glasgow firm HoskinsAmanda Levete Architects of London and Jun Aoki & Associates of Tokyo (above).

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Amanda Levete Architects

The project will include a new entrance to the museum from Exhibition Road and a public courtyard hosting a cafe and installations, with a new gallery for temporary exhibitions underneath.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Amanda Levete Architects

The successful scheme will sit on the proposed site of Daniel Libeskind’s controversial Spiral design for a new wing at the museum, which was dropped in 2004 after being denied Heritage Lottery funding (see our earlier Dezeenwire story).

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Amanda Levete Architects

The winning design will be announced at the end of this month.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Snøhetta and Hoskins

More about the shortlisted architects on the project website.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Snøhetta and Hoskins

Models of each proposal are on show in the V&A's Sackler Centre for arts education until 3 April.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Snøhetta and Hoskins

See also:

V&A launch competition for Exhibition Road Extension »
V&A launch shortlisted architects for Exhibition Road Extension »
V&A at Dundee proposals unveiled »

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Heneghan.peng.architects

Here's some more information from the museum:


V&A Unveils Exhibition Road Project Designs 2 March – 3 April 2011

On 2 March 2011 the V&A unveils the design proposals by the seven architectural teams shortlisted for the V&A’s Exhibition Road Project with a display of the models in the Sackler Centre.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Heneghan.peng.architects

The seven shortlisted companies are:

  • Amanda Levete Architects (London)
  • Heneghan.peng.architects (Dublin)
  • Jamie Fobert Architects (London)
  • Jun Aoki & Associates (Tokyo)
  • Michael Maltzan Architecture (Los Angeles)
  • Snøhetta and Hoskins (Oslo and Glasgow)
  • Tony Fretton Architects (London)

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Heneghan.peng.architects

Steve McGuckin, V&A Trustee and chair of the jury, said: “The shortlisted teams have all come up with highly creative and well thought through design solutions for this complex V&A site. Choosing a winning team to lead the Exhibition Road Project will not be an easy decision for the jury.”

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Jamie Fobert Architects

Sir Mark Jones, V&A Director, said: “We are delighted by the quality of the design solutions put forward by the seven shortlisted teams, who are among the most exciting and creative architectural practices working today.”

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Jamie Fobert Architects

The Exhibition Road Project is the V&A’s ambition to create a purpose built new gallery in which to present the Museum’s high-profile programme of temporary exhibitions, a public courtyard set within the beautiful historic facades of the V&A’s Grade 1 listed buildings and a new entrance on Exhibition Road through the Aston Webb screen.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Jamie Fobert Architects

The new gallery will be below street level with a courtyard above that will house a café and be used for installations and events.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Jun Aoki & Associates

The V&A launched an international competition to find a design team to help it realise this vision.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Jun Aoki & Associates

Over 110 architectural teams from all over the world expressed interest in being considered for the project.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Jun Aoki & Associates

A jury, chaired by V&A Trustee, Steve McGuckin chose seven practices who were invited to submit design proposals for the project.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Michael Maltzan Architecture

The jury are now in the process of visiting existing projects by all of the architects and obtaining client references to help inform their decision making.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Michael Maltzan Architecture

The winning team will be announced at the end of March.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Michael Maltzan Architecture

The project is part of the V&A’s ongoing FuturePlan to transform the Museum and will contribute to the development and semi-pedestrianisation of Exhibition Road led by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

Above: Tony Fretton Architects


See also:

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V&A at Dundee
proposals
Kengo Kuma to design
V&A Dundee
1:1 Architects Build Small
Spaces at the V&A
  • martin

    "Snøhetta" for sure

  • nofelix

    just please give it to a london firm

  • ambini

    Snøhetta!

  • James Lee

    Either Fobert or Fretton…all the others seem somehow wrong….

  • gab xiao

    The gracious carving/sloping of the courtyard in Aoki's scheme allows for a strong urban presence of the existing historic architecture into the newly created interior space. It also brings the outside in (including the urban spectacle happening in the plaza). Same idea is present in Snohetta's proposal, only that the seemingly relentless flight of stairs take you into a rather odd tectonics (note the ceiling).

    • James Lee

      I wouldn't call it gracious but i do understand your point of view…
      Not that sure though about your description of exterior/ interior transition applied to this particular scheme…it works far better on Fretton's scheme for example, even in its more conservative approach… where you have a clear courtyard, a transition space defined by the colonnade and the museum…
      Won't even comment on Snohetta's…they always come up with neat concepts but seem to have a totally wrong sense of scale…(like the "airport" in oslo with its nice slopped roof and elegant wooden interiors)…