V&A Museum

London, UK

  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Gallery for temporary exhibitions, public courtyard and new museum entrance
  • 6,360m²
  • Completed 2017
  • AL_A

The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the world’s greatest museums of art and design. It provides for the public unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the designed world.

AL_A’s project will unlock the potential to bring new audiences into the V&A, breaking down the separation between street and museum, and taking the V&A onto Exhibition Road and Exhibition Road into the V&A. The changes to Exhibition Road have already significantly increased the number of pedestrians who use it but this is just the beginning of a more ambitious intention: to make Exhibition Road a place where culture and learning are accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

At the heart of the brief is the new exhibition space to accommodate the V&A’s headline exhibitions. It will feel both of the moment of its creation, providing twenty-first century standards, and a natural part of the continuing development of the museum.

The 6,360m² Exhibition Road scheme is an engineering feat with extraordinarily challenging structural works, all carried out while the Museum remained fully accessible to the public. The project and its gallery 18m below the surface necessitated piling 50m down within 1m of a Grade I Listed building and underpinning a wing of the V&A and its collection while the Museum was fully operational.

The project opens to the public in June 2017.

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