THE DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON
Andrew Wallace, from Andrew Wallace Architects, an architect and interior designer from Liverpool went to London to see The Design Museum.
The Design Museum is a museum in central London covering all fields of design, from architecture to graphic design, from fashion to industrial design.
With a gross floor area of over 100,000 square feet, it is one of the largest design museum in the world.
Opened to the public in 1989 in Shad Thames (a street near Tower Bridge), the Design Museum is housed since 2016 in the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington.
The new museum is part of the larger Holland Green redevelopment project supervised by OMA / Rem Koolhaas together with Allies and Morrison; the exterior of the 1960s building of museum was renovated after a design by OMA, while the interior was designed by British architect John Pawson.
Encompassing a gross floor area of 107,000 square feet, the museum’s home accommodates permanent and temporary exhibition areas, a special event space, a learning facility, studios for designers in residence, a 202-seat auditorium, a library and archive, a member’s lounge, two stores, a cafe, and a restaurant.
Liverpool architects and achitects elsewhere in the UK may be interested to see this exhibition.