V&A Museum Dundee

Location: Dundee, Scotland
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Facade Design: Glass Solutions

The new V&A Museum Dundee, due to open to the public in  is a stunning architectural addition to the River Tay waterfront revitalization program. 

VS1 was used by Glass Solutions, a subsidiary of Saint Gobain, for seven facades on the museum's exterior. Due to the museum's location on the mouth of the River Tay, the walls were built to withstand large waves. 

VS1 was successfully used both to meet unique architectural aesthetic while also addressing structural requirements: 

"With a slatted, multi-layered external appearance, as well as its distinctive ‘prow’-shaped facade which juts out directly over the Tay, the complex geometry of V&A Dundee’s design presented a number of unique challenges for specifying and installing its component parts.... We overcame unique challenges of completing the installation to the south façade in close proximity to the river and we are delighted that our flagship VS-1 curtain wall system proved to be the perfect solution to meet both the wave load and aesthetic expectations of the contractor and architect."

~Read Glass Solutions' full project summary here.

Glass Solutions has exclusive rights to VS1 in England and parts of northern and western Europe.