The transformation of King's Cross Station by John McAslan + Partners forms the subject of a special exhibition at the V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery from 19 May 2012.
King's Cross: Regenerating a London Landmark will feature 70 original objects including drawings, photographs, models, and film footage documenting the work by John McAslan + Partners and Network Rail to transform London's King's Cross terminus. McAslan's sensitive restoration of Lewis Cubitt's 1852 terminal is examined, as is the practice's striking new Western Concourse which re-establishes the Station's original entrance and enhances transportation links with London Underground, St Pancras, Thameslink, buses and taxis to create a new super-hub.
Display objects on loan from John McAslan + Partners will document the regeneration of King's Cross terminus within the contexts of design, transportation planning, engineering, preservation, and civic renewal. King's Cross as an icon of everyday London life will also be explored through its role within popular culture in films and music as well as historical events.