PQQ for Design of the Scottish Design Galleries at V&A dundee
Dundee City Council | Published December 18, 2015 - Deadline January 19, 2016
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Dundee City Council are seeking to establish a short list of suitable Designers for the design of the permanent galleries at V&A Dundee.
V&A Dundee will be the first ever dedicated design museum for Scotland and an international centre for design thinking. The museum will be housed in a spectacular new building by international architect Kengo Kuma, at the heart of a £1 billion transformation of Dundee’s waterfront.
The museum is being created through a ground-breaking partnership between the V&A - the world’s greatest museum of art and design, the University of Dundee, Abertay University, Scottish Enterprise and Dundee City Council. It will present world-class exhibitions on all aspects of design and showcase the best of Scottish design to the rest of the world, reaching a broad public audience.
V&A Dundee will become indispensable to makers, teachers and industry nationwide as a place for the cultivation and exchange of knowledge, opportunity and design innovation. It will develop opportunities for diverse communities to engage with, learn from and enjoy design creativity of the past, present and future. V&A Dundee will play a vital role in Dundee’s ambitious plans for regeneration, symbolising the city’s high cultural and economic aspirations.
V&A Dundee wishes to create the Scottish Design Galleries, a permanent display of this rich heritage, spanning from 18th century to today. The Lead Architect or Designer should have the experience and vision to turn a new, purpose built space into an engaging display, highlighting the contemporary architectural features; and undertaking the display and interpretation of the objects and period room; combining sensitivity to the building, the subjects and the objects with an imaginative, sustainable and transformative approach. To be designed for a 25 year life span.
The Scottish Design Galleries will feature, as a centrepiece, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room. The conservation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room is a collaboration between Glasgow Museums, the V&A Museum of Design Dundee and Dundee City Council. The project is made possible by a long-term loan from the collections of Glasgow City Council and grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.