Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Underground Gallery Space
V&A museum in London have unveiled a winning proposal for a huge new underground gallery space. Seven architects submitted designs, ranging from the understated to the extravagant, but in the end London-based studio Amanda Levete Architects were chosen to build the extension. Amanda Levete commented the she "dreamed of working on a major public and cultural project ever since I started as an architect, and it doesn't get much better than this". The underground gallery is just one of many projects Levete is currently working on, with others including a hotel in Bangkok, a subway station in Naples with artist Anish Kapoor, and a residential tower in Shoreditch, east London.