London Museum Launches Design Competition

18 July 2010 (Last Updated July 18th, 2010 18:30)

The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK, has launched an international design competition to build a new site at Boilerhouse Yard. The museum intends to create a new semi-public space at street level with 1,500m² of exhibition space below, costing £30m ($46m).

The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK, has launched an international design competition to build a new site at Boilerhouse Yard.

The museum intends to create a new semi-public space at street level with 1,500m² of exhibition space below, costing £30m ($46m).

The V&A commissioned eight architects to create proposals for the site in January this year.

The architects include Snøhetta, Heneghan Peng, Francisco Mangado, Jamie Fobert, Amanda Levete, Sutherland Hussey, OMA and Tony Fretton.

Daniel Libeskind previously designed a five-storey spiral extension, worth £70m ($107m), which failed to received Heritage Lottery funding in 2004 and was scrapped, reports The Independent.