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V&A Exhibition Road project shortlist

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