London | The new Design Museum in Kensington

At the opening of the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Dejan Sudjc, Director of London’s Design Museum, designer John Pawson and OMA architect Reinier de Graaf presented the project for the new Design Museum in Kensington.

The Design Museum will open its doors in Kensington in 2016 and takes possession of the site in October 2014 to begin its fit out.

The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and contemporary design. Opened in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, the museum celebrates all forms of design and has hosted exhibitions of the most important pioneers of design including Charles and Ray Eames, Zaha Hadid, Jonathan Ive, Christian Louboutin, Dieter Rams and Sir Paul Smith. The new Design Museum in Kensington will be a world leading venue with two temporary exhibition spaces, a permanent collection display, learning spaces, design workshops, a specialist design library, an auditorium, a museum shop, a café and restaurant. The museum expects to attract over 500,000 visitors a year.

The move will give the museum three times more space, provide free access to its outstanding collection, extend its learning and exhibition programme and place the museum in Kensington’s cultural quarter, where it will join the V&A, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Art and Serpentine Galleries.

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Top: New Design Museum – rendering image
Entrance Foyer
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Image by Alex Morris Visualisation

Bottom: New Design Museum – rendering image
Second Floor, showing the Permanent Exhibition.
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Image by Alex Morris Visualisation

Cover image: New Design Museum – rendering image
Exterior view
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Image by Alex Morris Visualisation

Images courtesy of Design Museum, London
Design Museum website:http://designmuseum.org/

 


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