Engineering Season at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Elytra Filament Pavilion, V&A John Madejski Garden 2016 ® ICDITKE University of Stuttgart
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Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum for its very first Engineering Season, with brand new displays, events and digital initiatives, paying homage to the works of some of the world's greatest engineers.

Elytra Filament Pavilion

18 May-6 Nov

Check out this brand new garden installation in the V&A's John Madejski Garden, created by experimental engineer Achim Menges, which looks to explore the impact of robotic technologies on engineering. Make sure you visit more than once as the installation will grow throughout the V&A Engineering Season, in response to patterns in the garden. Get lucky and witness the construction of the pavilion live, as new cells are regularly fabricated by a Kuka robot.

Mind Over Matter: Contemporary British Engineering

15 Jun-6 Nov

Visit this pioneering display, which partners with Engineering the World, and check out what British engineers are getting up to all over the globe. Examine drawings, models and even some digital renderings of projects, both under construction and recently finished. Don't miss the SNF Cultural Centre and Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design

18 Jun-6 Nov

Throughout the Engineering Season, celebrate the works of one of the most influential engineers of the 20th century. View and understand how the design ideas of Ove Arup have been so revolutionary in shaping modern engineering, with many of the plans for his first projects on display, including the Sydney Opera House and the Penguin Pool at London Zoo. See digital animations and large-scale prototypes of some of Arup's best works, as you learn how his philosophy of collaborative working and total architecture has brought the engineering industry to where it is today.


Venue Details & Map

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Train: Victoria. Follow the Museums tunnel from South Kensington Underground.

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