Japanese architect’s ’bold and ambitious’ building wins international competition to design Scottish museum

Japanese architectural practice Kengo Kuma & Associates has won the international architecture competition to the V&A at Dundee on the banks of the River Tay.

In a statement on the V&A’s website it said: “Their [Kengo Kuma’s]  bold and ambitious stone building provides a harmonious and integrated response to the waterfront site and offers fantastic spaces to exhibit design collections.”

Kengo Kuma & Associates team for the V&A at Dundee project includes the Scottish firms cre8architecture, Optimised Environments Ltd, and CBA.

Detailed design work to develop the winning proposal will continue throughout 2011 and work is projected to start onsite in 2012.

More than 120 architects from across the world entered the competition and the other shortlisted architects were Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, REX, Snøhetta, Steven Holl Architects, Sutherland Hussey Architects.