V&A Dundee’s new display, “Architecture Now: V&A Museum of Design Dundee” incorporates this newly commissioned visualisation allowing visitors to experience and explore the developing Dundee waterfront and interior of V&A Dundee.
Part of the V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership it will remain on display at the V&A Architecture Gallery until Spring 2016.
The new virtual tour created by Edinburgh-based Luma3Di, allows viewers to sweep in to the new museum from the River Tay, through the main hall and up to the first floor to see the public spaces, learning suite and restaurant, revealing new interior detail for the first time.
An accompanying film featuring V&A Dundee Director Philip Long completes the display. Including new footage from the museum’s construction site, the film explores Dundee’s industrious heritage, ongoing 30-year waterfront redevelopment plan and recent status as a designated UNESCO City of Design.
Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity to communicate with a new audience, many of whom may not have visited Dundee before. We believe V&A Dundee will be one of the must-see buildings of 21st century Europe. It will bring together outstanding design materials from the V&A’s world-renowned collections with loans from across Scotland, as well as showcasing extraordinary design exhibitions from the V&A.
“Architecture Now: V&A Museum of Design Dundee allows us to generate widespread awareness and discussion about Scotland’s first dedicated design museum in advance of our opening, and gives audiences an exciting preview of what’s to come in 2018.“
Dundee City Council administration leader Councillor Ken Guild said:
“The major investment in V&A Dundee will bring real benefits for the city and I am looking forward to seeing Kengo Kuma’s breathtaking vision become reality beside the River Tay.
“Dundee’s profile is already benefiting from our association with the V&A. This can already be seen with the award of UNESCO City of Design status which reflects our growing international reputation.
“The aspirational V&A Dundee project is designed to provide the city and Scotland with a world-class museum which will help to provide jobs and wider economic benefits. "
Architecture Now at the V&A is a changing display in partnership with RIBA, showcasing the innovative and the inspirational in architecture today – how changing needs, conditions and technologies contribute to and shape the development of the built environment around us.
Architecture Now: V&A Museum of Design Dundee
Architecture Gallery Landing, Room 127, Staircase P, level 4
19 September 2015 – 25 April 2016
Free, drop in
V&A Dundee Architecture Now film and new building flythrough
Notes to editors:
V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre for design, housed in a world-class building created by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the heart of Dundee’s revitalised waterfront. It will host major exhibitions, celebrate design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent, and encourage future design innovation.
V&A Dundee is being delivered by Design Dundee Ltd, a partnership between the Victoria and Albert Museum – the world’s greatest museum of art and design – Dundee City Council, the University of Dundee, Abertay University and Scottish Enterprise.
Key funders of the project to develop V&A Dundee include the Scottish Government, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland.