Imperial War Museum London, United Kingdom

Imperial War Museum




In a major redevelopment within the existing building, London’s Imperial War Museum is creating two world-leading galleries to tell the story of Britain and the Commonwealth during the Second World War and that of The Holocaust. The new galleries will build upon and improve the high standards for narrative-based museums set by IWM in its First World War Galleries. Alongside the new galleries will be new learning and event spaces. This work follows on from a masterplan by Foster + Partners.

The Base Build Design team led by Dannatt Johnson Architects is tasked with providing a fully-detailed spatial, structural, and services design for the base-build infrastructure to serve the exhibition design, and fit out requirements alongside the design of the learning and conference facilities.

Two Exhibition Design teams, Ralph Appelbaum Associates and Casson Mann, have been appointed to carry out the exhibition design for the new galleries. They are also responsible for the determination and direction of the base-build infrastructure requirements for each of the new spaces.

Sound Space Vision is providing acoustics consulting services for the entire project, having developed experience on other galleries and listed buildings, including the V&A Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts.

Due to open 2020.