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V&A Exhibition Road Building – Maximising opportunities and

 V&A Exhibition Road Building – Maximising opportunities and
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Presented at IABSE Conference: Creativity and Collaboration – Instilling Imagination and Innovation in Structural Design, Bath, United Kingdom, 19-20 April 2017, published in , pp. 308-315
DOI: 10.2749/222137817821232991
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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....
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Author(s):

Medium: conference paper
Language(s): English
Conference: IABSE Conference: Creativity and Collaboration – Instilling Imagination and Innovation in Structural Design, Bath, United Kingdom, 19-20 April 2017
Published in:
Page(s): 308-315 Total no. of pages: 8
Page(s): 308-315
Total no. of pages: 8
Year: 2017
DOI: 10.2749/222137817821232991
Abstract:

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

V&A from

Exhibition

Road. The Arup design married pragmatic analysis

of the physical site

constraints and buildability issues with a

highly detailed analysis of the

complex

design and

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.

Keywords:
structural optimisation existing buildings Basement construction long span steelwork