TQ2579 : Kensington : Design Museum

taken 8 months ago, near to Kensington, Kensington And Chelsea, England

Kensington : Design Museum
Kensington : Design Museum
The museum is housed in the Grade II* listed former Commonwealth. "Robert Matthew, Johnson-Matthew and Partners were appointed architects without competition. The engineers were A J and J D Harris and the exhibition designer was James Gardner, who had worked on the Dome of Discovery at the Royal Festival Hall. The brief for a 'tent in the park' formed within an innovative hyperbolic paraboloid concrete shell roof was drawn up 1958-60. Work began on site in 1960, after which the original plan to prefabricate the roof off-site proved too problematic, so it was constructed in situ by John Laing Construction Limited. The building was opened by HM the Queen on 6 November 1962." - LinkExternal link. The Design Museum opened here in November 2o16.

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Geographical Context: Educational sites City, Town centre
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 August, 2023   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 August, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 25027 79417 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9923N 0:12.0104W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2510 7944
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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