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21 Nov 2016

London's new Design Museum remodels landmark Commonwealth Institute building

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After five years of construction, London’s Design Museum is set to open in its new home in Kensington. The institution is housed within a landmark listed building, the former Commonwealth Institute, that dates back to the 1960s.

The museum’s interiors have been remodelled by John Pawson, while other big names — including OMA — have restored the structure’s distinctive façade and roof canopy.

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The new Design Museum opens to the public on November 24, 2016

Join the Design Museum as it reopens its doors in a stunning new home in Kensington, west London. Weekend Open takes place from 25 - 27 November and features free workshops, installations, talks and performances for all ages.

Read more and take a first look inside the building on designboom

Top image: a series of calm, atmospheric spaces are articulated around an oak-lined atrium
image by gareth gardner


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