The V&A museum in London has completed its biggest intervention, after four years of construction, it was revealed the final architectural design. This massive project was designed by the top architect from design studio AL_A, Amanda Levete.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is recognized as one of the world’s greatest museums of art and design. The architectural design AL_A’s project unlocks the potential to bring new audiences into the V&A, breaking down the separation between street and museum. 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.
” The V&A exhibition road quarter is a reflection of the pioneering identity of the V&A and continues its mission of innovation into the twenty-first century,’ says amanda of AL_A. “the quarter reimagines the museum as an urban project, creating an exceptional place for London that will redefine the V&A’s relationship with the street and the public.”
” With its mix of ingenuity and imagination, the V&A has always been a meeting point for historicism and modernity,’ adds Tristram hunt, director of the V&A. ” The V&A exhibition road quarter bridges the two by offering fresh insights into our historic building with pioneering new architecture, creating London’s leading exhibition space.”
At the heart of the architectural project was the new exhibition space to accommodate the V&A’s headline exhibitions. It now feels both of the moment of its creation, providing twenty-first century standards, and a natural part of the continuing development of the museum.