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Design Plans Revealed for V&A Museum Outpost in London’s Olympicopolis

In celebration of the four-year anniversary of the 2012 Olympics, the London Legacy Development Corporation has released design renderings of the Victoria and Albert Museum's new building, which will be constructed in East London on the former site that hosted the games.

V&A East will be a seven-story structure that will boast of 194,000 square feet of space, which the museum will share with Washington DC’s Smithsonian Institution, as artforum.com previously reported. Designed by the London–based firm Allies and Morrison and Irish architects O’Donnell + Tuomey, the Cubist building featuring a brick and glass façade is part of a masterplan to develop a new educational and cultural district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. V&A East will be located opposite of Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Center and adjacent to Sadler’s Wells, London College of Fashion, and the University College London.

Dubbed the museum for the digital age, the venue will allow the V&A to exhibit a larger portion of its over two million-object collection. It is expected to open to the public in 2021.

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