The practice appointed would work alongside Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas’ practice OMA, which is developing plans for residential buildings around the CI building, now renamed the Parabola.
The Design Museum is seeking a design team, led by an architect and also comprising a structural engineer, an mechanical and electrical engineer, a construction design and management co-ordinator and a catering consultant to work on the museum fit-out within the Grade II*-listed building.
This work will include creating temporary and permanent exhibition spaces, education, event, catering and retail spaces, an auditorium and associated office storage, circulation, back-of-house areas, plant, and plant-related services.
The deadline for submissions of interest is 4 December, and a design team is expected to be announced in February, ahead of the Design Museum’s move from its Shad Thames home, which could take place in 2013.
Plans for the Design Museum’s move to Kensington were approved by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and English Heritage in September.