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16 Nov 2004
V&A Architecture Gallery
Victoria & Albert Museum Gallery, England
V&A Architecture Gallery
Design: Gareth Hoskins Architects
UK’S FIRST PERMANENT ARCHITECTURE GALLERY FROM GLASGOW’S GARETH HOSKINS ARCHITECTS
Glasgow-based architects Gareth Hoskins Architects will today see three years’ work turned into reality as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Institute of British Architects launch a new permanent architecture gallery in London, the first of its kind in the UK.
Following a national competition win and beating a field of 263 entrants, the practice, which started business just six years ago, was commissioned to design the £1.45million gallery to be the public face of architecture, a combined venture between the V&A and the Royal Institute of British Architects. The exhibition will offer a concise guide to architecture from different periods and across the world, and will house a range of materials unparalleled in any other permanent architectural display.
International in scope, the project involved the reworking of the existing Grade A listed building and the insertion of new elements to create the architecture gallery. The V&A museum items and spaces have been brought to life through a series of bold and contemporary structures set clearly against the historic fabric of the building.
Gareth Hoskins said, ‘This has been a fantastic opportunity for the team at Gareth Hoskins Architects, a project that we have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in. The gallery will give people a great insight into architecture through history and across the world and we’re very proud to have been a part of that.’
Gareth Hoskins Architects have won a string of national exhibitions and awards, including the award as the Best Young Architectural Practice in the UK.
V&A Architecture Gallery: Gareth Hoskins Architects information 16 Nov 2004
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