Concrete Elegance: Museums and Galleries


Anna Maria Indrio of CF Moller will present their innovative use of concrete in the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum, while John Proctor of SOFTROOM Architects will focus on the new Sackler Centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The state-of-the-art new Darwin Centre cost £78 million and took around 25 months to build. The magnificent cocoon structure, the largest sprayed concrete wall in Europe, will protect and house the Museum´s specimen collections.

The Grade II* Listed V&A Sackler Centre building has been transformed on two floors to double the area available for education and practical work. The design contrasts contemporary polished-concrete floors, a feature concrete staircase and walls and curving timber ceilings within a 19th century listed building, to create an inviting and stimulating learning environment.

Concrete Elegance is hosted by David Bennett and is produced by the Concrete Centre in association with The Building Centre.

This event is free of charge, but booking is essential.

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