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Competition launched to design Dundee V&A

11 January, 2010

An international architectural competition has been launched to design a landmark building for the Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee.

The £47 million project – a centre for 21st century design in partnership with Dundee University – is part of a regeneration scheme for the city’s waterfront. The site for the new building will extend out into the River Tay.

“We want to find a design team that can deliver a world class building fitting for such a high quality project,” said Mike Galloway, director of city development for Dundee City Council, which is backing the project.

“A two-stage architectural competition is about to be launched and we expect to have interest in this project from prominent architects and designers from around the world.”

The V&A at Dundee is due to open in 2014, hosting a range of exhibitions and events with some of the content provided by the V&A. Funding will come from the Scottish Government, other public bodies and private donations.

scotland’s culture minister Fiona Hyslop said: “The V&A at Dundee will boost the city’s – and Scotland’s – reputation as a thriving centre for the creative industries.

“The Scottish government has put on record its strong support for this exciting project, so I am pleased to see the partnership making good progress.

“I look forward to seeing many innovative and high-quality designs coming forward.”

V&A director Mark Jones said: “The creation of the V&A at Dundee fulfils the V&A’s aim of sharing its collections, exhibitions, skills and resources, reaching new audiences and giving access to more people nationally and internationally.”

A feasibility study on the scheme predicted that the V&A at Dundee would attract 500,000 annual visitors to the city, create up to 900 jobs and add £5.7 million output to the Scottish economy.

Details of the competition will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (Ojeu).

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We shall maybe can to show one proposal there it. The Dundee Council is thinking in great architect teams. But to those will be as amazing opportunities as to the little teams to bet competing (own cas), when there is long time ahead…..
The Scottish city Dùn Dèagh (
Dundee in English) seems a society wants beating up. It haven’t a waterfront well resolved, fault of communitarian infrastructures, etc. like València, Palma or Barcelona twenty five years ago. We have a good know how in that stuff. The river is very big. There are very much a only one politic actions to recuperate urbanism history than that operation

Aquesta entrada s'ha publicat en ARCHITECTURES el 16 de gener de 2010 per josep_blesa

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