V11- V&A Dundee moon

£25.00£45.00

 

 

This image of the V&A Dundee moon is available three sizes from print to poster size for UK delivery only

20 x 30 cm ~ A4 size

30 x 45 cm ~ A3 size

40 x 60 cm ~ A2 size

All prices include UK delivery

All posters are professionally printed in the UK and are shipped in protective cardboard tubes.

Printing and delivery takes around one week after I have placed your order with them.

Please note it is currently not available for delivery outside the UK

Background information of this image of the V&A Dundee moon

This view of full moon and V&A Design Museum was taken on the 29th January 2018

Japanese architecture Kengo Kuma designed the V&A Design Museum. He also designed the 2020 Olympic stadium in Tokyo.

To build the museum the Olympia swimming pool had to be demolished.

The V&A Dundee has a rather unconventional design, it has 21 wall sections, and none of them is vertical so its final cost was £80.1 million. Workers constructed an elaborate formwork, a giant temporary mould for the concrete shell of the building.

April 2017, Workers removed all of the formwork, which was a giant temporary mould for the concrete shell of the building. This revealed the bare concrete exterior of the building. It was easy to spot the numerous small windows that were later hidden by the exterior cladding.

Workers built a cofferdam as the museum protrudes over the River Tay. The cofferdam was a temporary watertight structure filled with 12,500 tonnes of stone.

It took months to fit 2,466 pre-cast rough stone panels to the sloping walls of the museum. The panels varied in size up to 3,000 kg and 4 metres wide and had a combined weight of 780 Tonnes. Scottish cliff faces inspired architecture Kengo Kuma to create this design.

During the summer of 2017, work began to remove the cofferdam, a slow process. Long reach excavators scooped up the gravel and loaded it onto trucks. Then they removed the metal exterior.

By 2017 the cofferdam needed to be dismantled. Two Longreach excavators started in the middle and then worked away from each other. By September 2017, they had removed most of the cofferdam.

In early June 2018, Norsign installed the exterior signage. A floating V&A logo and the totem information panels.

The museum officially opened on 15th September 2018. The opening ceremony featured a light show on the exterior of the building, followed by a concert in Slessor Gardens.

You can see the Longreach excavators at work on my YouTube channel here

You can see more construction photos of the museum on my website here

 

 

 

Size

20 x 30cm, 30 x 45 cm, 40 x 60 cm