London's Old Design Museum Building Sold to Architecture Studio

By Gary Cutlack on at

London's Design Museum is moving to a new location from 2014, meaning its current site on the Thames is no longer needed. It'll still be a place to hang out looking at cool things, though, as the building will be transformed into a showcase space for Zaha Hadid Architects.

The deal, which is supposedly worth around the £10m mark, will be completed in 2015 once the Design Museum's fully moved out, with Zaha Hadid planning to turn the premises into a place for architecture exhibitions. So it'll still be a place where people with elaborate facial hair can go to ponder things.

The Design Museum itself will soon be moved to Kensington's Commonwealth Institute (above), a rather grim 1960s concrete structure that's currently getting a big redesign to make it a little more suitable for the task. [Dezeen]

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