Creative Dundee

Kengo Kuma talks V&A Dundee

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It was a real pleasure to hear from Kengo Kuma in a packed-out lecture theatre in Dundee University at the weekend. There was a real buzz in the room when he spoke passionately about the winning V&A Dundee building design.

Inspired by Scotland’s natural beauty, Kuma’s building has been designed with the River Tay in mind, the lines and curves flowing in line with the water, rather than cutting through it. He aims to use materials sourced locally and wants the building to be a living room to enjoy, rather than just a traditional gallery/museum.

You can watch a fly-through video with some pumping music, which doesn’t quite fit here.


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