As part of our master’s research unit we looked at alternative strategies for the development of Dundee’s central waterfront zone, part of a £1 billion regeneration project for the City of Dundee. The centrepiece of this development is the £80m V&A at Dundee building designed by Kengo Kuma. Located in the central waterfront zone, the V&A is expected to be a key catalyst in reshaping the image of Dundee.
Our research looked to further explore the potential for regeneration within this zone, specifically with regard to the creation of a new public space, the economic possibilities of extending the historic city centre down to the waterfront, and the nature of the urban block. The influence of history, the possibilities of technology, and the adaptability of space were key areas of interrogation throughout all of our research.
A copy of our publication is available to view below. If you would like a copy in pdf format please get in touch. The feature image shows a historic map of the Dundee central waterfront zone, with the modern reclaimed waterline superimposed in red.