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V&A at Dundee: Design Competition Winner Announced

LONDON.- The Japanese architectural practice Kengo Kuma & Associates has been named the winner of the design competition for the V&A at Dundee. Kengo Kuma led one of six proposals shortlisted in an international competition to find a design team to develop a landmark building that will house the V&A at Dundee and form an inspiring anchor for Dundee’s waterfront. ‘We were delighted by the quality of all the designs which were submitted to the competition and I think this is reflected in the huge public interest which our exhibition of models has generated,’ said Lesley Knox, Chair of the V&A at Dundee project and of the jury panel. ‘Kengo Kuma’s proposal was the unanimous choice of the jury panel and is a worthy winner ; a building that will delight visitors and encourage them to revisit it again and again. It demonstrates a clear understanding of the city, offers a new experience of the river, and will be as exciting internally as it will be externally. ‘This has the p