John Pawson to Transform London’s Landmark Design Museum

7 June 2010 (Last Updated June 7th, 2010 18:30)

John Pawson has won an international competition to build the new Design Museum in London, UK. The project involves transforming the Commonwealth Institute building while preserving the building's essential characteristics. The Design Museum will embody the spirit of minimalis

John Pawson has won an international competition to build the new Design Museum in London, UK.

The project involves transforming the Commonwealth Institute building while preserving the building's essential characteristics.

The Design Museum will embody the spirit of minimalism and will feature temporary and permanent exhibition spaces, an auditorium and retail space.

Pawson will work alongside Dutch practice OMA, which is developing plans for residential buildings around the commonwealth structure, now renamed the Parabola.

Work on the site will begin in 2013, according to bdonline.co.uk.

The practice beat other shortlisted firms David Chipperfield, Tony Fretton, Stanton Williams, Caruso St John, Haworth Tompkins and Dutch firm Claus en Kaan.