Victoria and Albert Museum
King's Cross: Regenerating a London landmark
Sat 19 May '12 - Sun 21 Oct '12
London SW7 2RL
The transformation of King’s Cross Station by John McAslan + Partners forms the subject of a special exhibition at the V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery.
King’s Cross: Regenerating a London Landmark features 70 original objects including drawings, photographs, models, and film footage documenting the work by John McAslan + Partners and Network Rail to transform London’s King’s Cross terminus. McAslan’s sensitive restoration of Lewis Cubitt’s 1852 terminal is examined, as is the practice’s striking new Western Concourse which re-establishes the Station’s original entrance and enhances transportation links with London Underground, St Pancras, Thameslink, buses and taxis to create a new super-hub. Display objects on loan from John McAslan + Partners document the regeneration of King’s Cross terminus within the contexts of design, transportation planning, engineering, preservation, and civic renewal.
This exhibition shows the work by the lead architects and masterplanners John McAslan + Partners and engineer ARUP to transform London’s King’s Cross Station for Network Rail. Timed for completion to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics, the regeneration plans will triple the station’s size and re-orientate its entrance to enhance transportation links with St Pancras.
King’s Cross as an icon of everyday London life is also explored through its role within popular culture in films and music as well as historical events.
This display complements the exhibition British Design: 1948–2012
Sponsored by Ernst & Young
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