V&A Ceramic Galleries Bridge

Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London, 2009


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Bridge that connects adjacent blocks of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

The bridge provides a stepped escape route from the newly refurbished Ceramic Galleries across an external space to the adjacent Secretariat block. This functional requirement has been resolved with a dramatic structural form.

A simple folded, perforated stair plate is supported between angled portal frames arranged at regular centres. Shelter is provided overhead by an integrated glazed canopy and the whole composition is lit at night by an illuminated wall, which is visible from Cromwell Road outside the Museum.


  • Completed: Oct 2009
  • Floor area: 10m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £250,000
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, United Kingdom

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