Chiara joined AL_A towards the end of 2014 to deliver the construction of Exhibition Road Project, the new wing of the V&A Museum. She worked closely to the project Architect on design options, packages detailing, under demanding site deliverables, site inspections and technical coordination. The project was hugely challenging on a number of levels – piling and excavating within a meter of grade I listed buildings, as well as providing a column free gallery space within minimum structural depth. The project included complex geometry, bespoke craft/ detailing, and an irregular and highly significant Heritage context.
During these tree years of construction, she worked on various packages and attended meetings with clients, consultants and contractors. In particular she was involved in delivering the geometrical origami plasterboard ceiling and internal walls of the V&A new gallery space.
Site photography was a strong powerful tool for monitoring the construction progress as well as exploring visually how the space was changing. These images show key moments of the V&A Exhibition road project.