delugan meissl: V&A at dundee shortlisted design
delugan meissl: V&A at dundee shortlisted design delugan meissl: V&A at dundee shortlisted design
oct 01, 2010

delugan meissl: V&A at dundee shortlisted design

design proposal of ‘V&A at dundee’ by delugan meissl all images courtesy delugan meissl and V&A at dundee

vienna-based practice delugan meissl associated architects is one of 6 shortlisted teams for the international design competition of ‘V&A at dundee‘, organized in collaboration with london’s victoria and albert museum, abertay and dundee universities, dundee city council and scottish enterprise.

the design proposal engages with the already existing conditions of the waterfront landscape and creates an artificial topographical foundation which serves as a structural continuation between the city of dundee’s urban fabric and the river tay. the resulting grounds consist of a series of steps, angled platforms, public passage and open plazas which aim to provide an ideal public meeting place for both locals and visitors.

the museum from the waterfront

the monolithic volume is strategically chiseled and cut to provide specific views and sight lines of the area. the project features two large viewing stages facing the landscape and the city where the structure cantilevers over the entrance and public passage. the angled base which the museum sits on visually interacts with the faceted facade to seemingly open up to the orientation of the city or funnel in public movement.

night view

interior view

site plan

concept diagrams

south elevation

section looking east

(1) catering (2) gallery 1 (3) gallery 4 (4) knowledge exchange zone (5) gallery 3 (6) main hall (7) delivery / collections / marshalling zone (8) object preparation zone

section looking west

cross section

(1) wine bar (2) service (3) practitioners zone (4) delivery / collections /marshalling zone (5) technic (6) creative learning zone (7) technic

floor plan – level 0

floor plan – level 01

floor plan – level 02

floor plan – level 03

floor plan – level 04

the other shortlisted firms are REX, kengo kuma, snøhetta, sutherland hussey, and steven holl.

the university of abertay dundee is currently hosting ‘V&A at dundee – making it happen’ which will exhibit all six shortlisted designs in drawings and models. the public is invited to give their input and opinions of the designs until the 4th of november, 2010. the winner will be announced in early november with the final building planned to open in 2014.

  • Futurist, and clean like a bathroom.

    Corentin says:
  • looks like a silk epil

    Ivan says:
  • Tedious internal spaces wrapped in a carapace of pretense. What did the people of Dundee do to deserve this kind of contempt?

    William Wallace says:
  • Looking at it I wonder if its derivative of Porto, or in fact, new and fresh?

    stuart says:
  • E.T. go home

    iBouc says:
  • It’a incrediabe works, but how does it come true?
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    tommy says:
  • I hope this lovely apparition has handicap access.

    rcvs1 says:

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