The V&A has won a Wallpaper* Design Award for the Best New Public Building

Scotland’s first design museum and Dundee’s sculptural phenomenon – the V&A has won a Wallpaper* Design Award for the Best New Public Building.

Many of us have visited Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s showstopping, visual masterpiece by now, and for good reason too.

The expansive building now filled with an array of fascinating exhibitions about Scottish design history has won a prestigious award against the likes of the Qatar National Library, the Apple Park Visitor Centre in the US, and the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Tawain.

Expressing their awe of the museum’s design, judges of the award said:

The ragged cliffs of north eastern Scotland inspired the composition’s distinct shape, clad in some 2,500 sheets of layered horizontal cast stone panelling.

Wallpaper Awards

Want to know more about the Wallpaper* Awards? Click here. 

If you haven’t visited the V&A yet, it is a must-do activity in the city centre.

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