The Design Museum

The Design Museum’s new permanent home in west London sits within the skin of an existing building — the Grade 2* listed former Commonwealth Institute, designed by Robert Matthews, Johnson-Marshall & Partners, which opened in 1962. Driving the process of reclaiming this iconic example of post-war British Modernism as cultural space was the wish to preserve and enhance the original structure’s inherent architectural qualities, while also accommodating the full programme of a contemporary museum.

Project Architects
Chris Masson, Jan Hobel

Project Team
Mike Shaw, Francisco Tojal,
Allan Bell, Stefan Dold,
Fabien Pinault, Tiago Frazão
Reginald Verspreeùwen,
Eleni Koryzi 

Photography
Friederike von Rauch