V&A Announces Shortlisted Architects for Exhibition Road Project

The V&A has announced that seven architectural practices have been invited to submit proposals for the Museum’s Exhibition Road development.

The shortlisted companies are:

  • Amanda Levete Architects
  • Heneghan.peng.architects
  • Jamie Fobert Architects
  • Jun Aoki & Associates
  • Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA)
  • Snøhetta & Hoskins
  • Tony Fretton Architects

Over 110 architectural teams from all over the world expressed interest in being
considered for the project. A jury, chaired by V&A Trustee, Steve McGuckin
chose the seven practices based on their response to the design brief and
previous work.

The Exhibition Road project will provide a purpose built new gallery in which to
present the V&A’s high-profile programme of temporary exhibitions, a
courtyard set within the beautiful historic facades of the V&A’s Grade 1 listed
buildings and a new entrance on Exhibition Road through the Aston Webb
screen. The new gallery will be below street level with a courtyard above that
will house a café and be used for installations and events.
The project is part of the V&A’s ongoing FuturePlan to transform the Museum
and will contribute to the development and semi-pedestrianisation of
Exhibition Road led by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The shortlisted architectural teams will now be asked to develop detailed
design proposals for the site. The winner of the competition will be selected by
the jury in the spring.