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V&A Dundee Architect Kengo Kuma Selected For Prestigious Awards For Work On Museum

V&A Dundee architect Kengo Kuma has been selected to receive the Imperial Prize and the Japan Art Academy Prize for his work on the V&A Dundee.

The architect, who won the competition to design the museum back in 2010, is the latest to receive the accolade which has been running since 1941.

The V&A Dundee opened as Scotland's first design museum in 2018 and has helped the city gain prominent international recognition.

Kengo Kuma's project in Dundee is his first in the United Kingdom and is one of the contributing factors to the city gaining UNESCO City of Design status.

The Japan Academy state:

"The Imperial and Japan Academy Prizes are awarded to persons who have achieved notable research landmarks or who have authored particularly outstanding academic papers or books. Conferring these prizes on such persons is one of the Academy's most important functions."


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