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Design Museum, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 17 Nov 2016
 

Adaptive reuse of Icon provides a beacon for London’s design scene

 
Design Museum by OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson in London, United Kingdom
Sebastian van Damme 
 
Design Museum by OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson in London, United Kingdom Design Museum by OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson in London, United Kingdom Design Museum by OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson in London, United Kingdom Design Museum by OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson in London, United Kingdom Design Museum by OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson in London, United Kingdom Design Museum by OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson in London, United Kingdom
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Listed building given new lease of life creating a new home for London’s Design Museum 

The London Design Museum opens its new home on Kensington High Street on 24 November. Housed in the former Commonwealth Institute, a modernist icon from the 1960s, the new premises emerge through the combined efforts of OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson. 

Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum: “Reinier de Graaf and the OMA team have created a handsome setting for the Design Museum with their residential buildings that give the museum a context and point of reference. They have expertly negotiated the transformation of Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall's project, to John Pawson's creation of the museum”

Reinier de Graaf: “In conceiving a future for one of London’s modernist buildings, we pay tribute to a period that continues to inform contemporary architecture. The Design Museum is flanked by the new residential blocks; like discreet servants, their restrained, orthogonal geometries pose a contrast to the dramatic hyperbolic lines of the historic exhibition hall’s roof.”

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Client London Design Museum
Status Complete
Value (m€)
OMA, Allies and Morrison, Arup, and John Pawson

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