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The V&A’s long-awaited Exhibition Road Quarter by Amanda Levete Architects opens


Having now actually experienced the work, I have to say I’m not convinced. The courtyard is much smaller than the pics make it appear, and the cafe (another one??), a loading ramp, steps and the 'oculus' make it crowded. The bases of the pillars forming the Webb screen have been recased or smoothed, erasing their history rather than celebrating it. The perforated metal gates are fussy and unattractive, as is the much vaunted porcelain floor - weirdly angled and coloured and dazzling even in dull light. The messy staircase to the basement gallery is dated already. Really disappointed.

Posted date

1 July, 2017

Posted time

5:12 pm