Construction of V&A Museum of Design Dundee gathers pace


DUNDEE’S V&A Museum of Design has celebrated a crucial milestone with the completion of the upper floor, revealing for the first time a public area which will feature galleries, learning spaces and a restaurant.

At the heart of this space sits the Michelin Design Gallery, which will showcase the achievements of V&A Dundee’s learning and innovation programme. The gallery will take on the Michelin name for 25 years following the support of the Michelin Corporate Foundation.

Later this year the project’s curving concrete walls will reach their full height. The walls are cast in bespoke moulds, which are then removed to allow 2,250 cast stone panels to be hung on the walls. These panels, each weighing up to 3000kg, will create the appearance of a cliff face.

V&A Museum of Design Dundee is scheduled to open in 2018.

Philip Long, director of V&A Dundee said, “It is thrilling to see the completion of our galleries floor, revealing for the first time the space which will host the V&A’s touring exhibitions and showcase the outcomes of our learning programmes.

“The Michelin Design Gallery is central to this, and will be a very inspiring space for community participants of all ages to see what they design showcased within an international museum.”