A New Members’ Room for the Victoria & Albert Museum has opened. Carmody Groarke have converted a magnificent top-lit gallery on the top floor of Aston Webb’s Grade I Listed 1909 wing into a new dedicated space for V&A Members. The design has subtly restored and retained the existing spatial or detail character of the space and where appropriate reinvented architectural features including lighting and furniture. The project is one of the key stages of the V&A Future Plan.
The New Members’ Room for the Victoria & Albert Museum has rehabilitated one of the original top floor galleries within the Grade I 1909 Aston Webb building.
The creative adaptation of the original gallery, which is both magnificent in character and vast in scale, has been envisaged as part of the natural continuum of the Museum fabric. The design has subtly restored and retained existing spatial or detail character and where appropriate reinvented architectural features including lighting and furniture.
The atmosphere of the majestic gallery has been preserved as an open-plan, daylight-filled room. New architectural interventions have been added to accentuate the qualities of the original building, as well as provide visitor comfort with bespoke-designed furniture which creates smaller rooms within the overall space.