The Victoria & Albert Museum is the largest museum of art and design in the world. Castle-Davis provided management from inception to RIBA Stage 4 for the final phase of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Photography Centre.

The project created four new gallery spaces featuring a new dedicated space housing the Royal Photographic Society Library and a state-of-the-art gallery charting advancements in camera technology, including a walk-in camera obscura. The project is part of the V&A’s “FuturePlan” development programme to create new contemporary gallery space at the same time as revealing and restoring the beauty of the original building. Purcell Architects upgraded the historic areas, which were previously used for storage and teaching and Gibson Thornley designed the interiors. A new mezzanine walkway provides librarians with full access to the library collection with distinctive and structurally complex bridges crafted from brass rods.

Andrew Dufty (Project Manager)

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