The Design Museum yesterday unveiled plans to create world’s leading museum of design and architecture at the former Commonwealth institute bulding in Kensington, London.
Designs for the site have been produced by two of the world’s most innovative architectural practices: John Pawson has redesigned the interior of the Grade 2 listed bulding and Oma has planned the surrounding residential development.[photo develop3d.com
The new Bulding will be open to the public in 2014, giving the Design Museum three time more space to showcase its unique collation. The museum aims to double its visitor numbers to 500,000 a years and will greatly expand its education and public events programme with state of the art facilities.
The new Design Museum which is an £80 million project, will ope in 2014. The Design Museum fundraising target is £44.66 milion of which it has secured more than 60% though the support of a number of individuals and trust and foundations.
Jonh Pawson, the architect, said the most exciting thing about the project is that a the and of it all, London will have a world-class museum of design with galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions, education spaces and library. [photo thisislondon Hopes: Sir Terence Conran ]
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, said it is immensely exciting to see the plans for the new Design Museum in Kensington. The Uk leads the word in design and architecture and it is entirely appropriate that we should be creating the world’s greatest design Museum at this iconic London landmark.
The Mayor of London Borid Johnson said from the Olympic Park to the new for London, our city is a hotbed of creativity, the epicentre of design, and deserves a world-class museum to celebrate the amazing work being created here in the Uk and around the world.
The New Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and industrial design. The design museum is the definitive voice of contemporary art design in the Uk.