V&A Exhibition Road Building – Maximising opportunities and
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The V&A Exhibition Road development will create a gallery, public courtyard and entrance into the V&A museum in central London and will be a new home for the museum’s temporary exhibitions.
The constrained site is surrounded by three historic listed buildings. A new 15m deep underground
structure has been created between and under the buildings. A deep steel “folded plate” structure spans 36 metres across the full width of the site to provide a double height column free gallery space. Above the gallery a public courtyard has been created, providing a new entrance to the
Road. The Arup design married pragmatic analysis
of the physical site
constraints and buildability issues with a
highly detailed analysis of the
construction issues of both the basement and the roof. This reduced the risk to the existing structures and allowed us to exploit the site to its full potential.