Concrete and steel in perfect synergy
The V&A Dundee museum is effectively two separate three-storey buildings, joined at roof level. The outer walls take their inspiration from the surrounding Scottish cliffs. Their sinuous curves are actually formed from a series of concrete panels – every one of them a different profile – inset with lighter coloured pre-cast concrete slabs.
Creating and installing these forms presented some significant challenges. But BAM worked very closely with specialist structural steel contractor Severfield to manage the complex construction sequence, with its interdependencies between the steel and concrete elements.