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V&A at Dundee

Dundee, Design Dundee Limited

This project realises the first permanent V&A branch outside London, and is the flagship of the £1bn regeneration of Dundee’s waterfront. The V&A site is located adjacent to the River Tay alongside RRS Discovery, and has key links with Dundee’s city centre.

OPEN was selected as part of the successful team for the V&A at Dundee, developing public realm proposals for this prestigious project. Led by Kengo Kuma and Associates, the team was named as the number one choice in the international architectural competition undertaken in 2011. OPEN has worked closely with the project team developing the initial competition proposals into a detailed set of tender information, and is now involved in the delivery of the proposals on site.

The proposals consist of significant plaza spaces for performance and exhibition, large scale water features that set the building, and more intimate spaces for people to gather within and enjoy. The high quality hard and soft landscape palettes offer a simple, robust landscape with a high level of attention to detail.