All image courtesy of AL_A
Designed by architecture office AL_A based on a winning competition proposal in 2011, the ‘Exhibition Road Building Project‘ adds a new entrance, courtyard, and galleries to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The scheme places the exhibition space, specified for temporary displays, below ground, in order to entirely maintain the original structure. With its walls, floors, and roof finished in tile, the plaza and café will be the first in the UK to be finished with Porcelain, supplied by the Dutch ceramics company Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum. Construction on the museum extension began in January 2014, with a projected opening set for early 2017.