New Waterfront Development
The Dundee Waterfront is in progress for a £1 Billion redevelopment of which the V&A and Discovery are central.
The V&A at Dundee will embody the enterprise of Dundee, contribute greatly to Scotland’s cultural ecology and stimulate economic growth, by establishing Scotland as a leading global player in design. The V&A at Dundee is due to open to the public in June 2018.
The main function of the V&A at Dundee will be to showcase Scottish design talent, provide a UK base for major international touring exhibitions, and promote a wider understanding and application of design. The intention for the V&A at Dundee, as the catalyst for the entire region’s economic and cultural regeneration is that it will become a hub for everyone – the place to meet, greet and be proud of.
Inevitably, V&A at Dundee is likely to become the city’s landmark building and a meeting place for all. Design Dundee Ltd (DDL) is driving the V&A at Dundee project. DDL is a partnership between the V& A, the University of Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise.
The stunning design by Japanese-based architects Kengo-Kumo and Associates was selected by an international jury as the choice for the V&A at Dundee following an extensive process of consultation end evaluation. The public’s views were given serious attention in the process after thousands of individuals completed questionnaires and commented on the proposals. 15,000-plus people visited the exhibition and many more viewed it online.
The chosen design is a striking building that will come to represent Dundee and has the potential to be one of Europe’s most iconic buildings. Once built the building itself will appear to ‘float’ on the water. It will include gallery and exhibition spaces, working and design in action space, offices and social areas. More information visit http://vandaatdundee.com/your-future/.