Magnifying the fact of access. A new entry for the Victoria & Albert Museum by AL_A

03/07/2017
Magnifying the fact of access. A new entry for the Victoria & Albert Museum by AL_A
"Exhibition Road Building Project". Victoria & Albert Museum [LON] UK
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA
A new entry for the Victoria & Albert Museum by AL_A. Photograph © Hufton Crow
After six years in the making, the Museum's largest architectural intervention in over 100 years opens to the public. Explore a new entrance through the remodelled Aston Webb Screen, the world's first porcelain tiled courtyard and a versatile 1,100m² column free gallery, purpose built for the V&A’s world class programme of exhibitions.
The ‘Exhibition Road Building Project’, projected by AL_A in Victoria & Albert Museum, includes a splendid new entrance to the museum, a superb courtyard and extra galleries for the temporary exhibitions.
 

Descripction of the project by AL_A

The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the world’s greatest museums of art and design. It provides for the public unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the designed world.

AL_A’s project will unlock the potential to bring new audiences into the V&A, breaking down the separation between street and museum, and taking the V&A onto Exhibition Road and Exhibition Road into the V&A. The changes to Exhibition Road have already significantly increased the number of pedestrians who use it b...read more

Levete

Amanda Levete is a Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A. She trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989, where she realised groundbreaking buildings including the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and Selfridges department store in Birmingham. Amanda is a trustee of leading s...read more