18 Sep 2018

V&A Dundee opens to the world

A futuristic museum - the new V&A Dundee - designed by Tokyo Olympic Stadium architect Kengo Kuma and featuring exterior concrete slabs in a hull shape has been unveiled in Scotland.

As Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a global story, investigating the international importance of design alongside presenting Scotland’s outstanding design achievements.

Take a look at the interiors of V&A Dundee

Take a look at some of the architecture on Spoon and Tamago

The new outpost of London's iconic V&A Museum is reviewed in The Guardian:

Part cliff face, part galleon, the new V&A Dundee stands on the banks of the Tay like a curious craft sailed in from another realm. It is at once primal and futuristic, its great hull-like forms covered in slabs of gnarled concrete that fragment in places as they rise, as if already ruined. From some angles, the twisting mass reveals the gaping mouth of a cave. From others, it is like encountering the ribbed carcass of a beached whale, or the bones of a shipwreck.

Read full review in The Guardian

Read review in The Japan Times

Image: ‘Like encountering the ribbed carcass of a beached whale’ … the V&A Dundee, designed by Kengo Kuma. Photograph: Ross Fraser McLean