V&A Dundee museum scoops Scotland RICS award
Our Scotland team has won the Leisure and Tourism category at the 2019 RICS Awards, Scotland – for its work on the V&A museum Dundee.
We provided project management services to this structurally challenging building, which cantilevers over of the bank of the Tay river estuary. The V&A’s design comprises two inverted pyramids which twist and fold, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kum & Associates. The 300m concrete walls support pre-cast concrete panels inspired by Scottish cliffs.
Built on time and on budget, the building is sustainably heated from ground and air source heat pumps. RICS judges commended the exemplary collaboration of the project team, in creating an eye-catching external design, mirroring the cliffs and waters of the River Tay. The V&A has engaged with the local community at all levels and now offers an inspiring visitor destination.
James Darrie, Turner & Townsend Director, said "It’s fantastic to see the RICS Award go to this exciting project, the first of its kind in Scotland. We are delighted to have been part of the development which will be a catalyst to the regeneration of the waterfront at Dundee."
As a category winner this submission will now go through to the RICS national awards in October 2019.