V&A at Dundee is intended to be the flagship development for the Dundee Waterfront Project – a major initiative to transform the City's waterfront into a world-leading destination. The V&A at Dundee building will be a striking statement that will stimulate minds and set the standard for subsequent development of the area. As an exemplar of innovative design itself, the building will be aesthetically beautiful and provide functional spaces capable of housing a variety of world-class exhibitions, exciting activities and accommodating a wide range of visitors.
More than 120 architects from across the world entered the architectural competition to design the V&A at Dundee building. Models and descriptions of the six shortlisted designs are currently on display at Abertay University Library.