The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Dundee Museum, in Scotland, was built in 2015 in Craig Harbor. As the first specially designed museum in Scotland and the only other V&A museum anywhere in the world outside of London, V&A Dundee offers a place of inspiration, discovery and learning through its mission to enrich lives through design.
One of the most important challenges we were confronted with was how to deliver natural light to the main lobby: a double height area with unusual angular walls and small horizontal windows, partially screened by the prefabricated panels.
60 Solatube Daylight Systems have beeninstalled to enrich the building with natural light. To achieve a "floating" look, the 4 metre long tubes are laminated externally in a specific shade of grey to match the underside of the roof structure, making the systems virtually invisible.
Daylight dimmers were integrated into the Solatube systems to provide full control of the daylight level within the area to suit the requirements of the particular exhibition.
Lighting ARUP: "One of the spaces that has a big wow factor is the entrance lobby