The design for the Dundee branch of the Victoria and Albert museum has received an award.
Kengo Kuma's design for the V&A was named as best Unbuilt project in the World Architecture News’ 2011 Awards this week.
Judges said the design was a classic example of architecture that goes beyond the brief.
They also talked of how the structure designed by the Japanese architect will have a significant impact on its surrounding community in terms of both aesthetics and function.
Philip Long, director of V&A at Dundee, said: “Our congratulations to Kengo Kuma on winning this award for such an outstanding design, even before its construction has begun.
“V&A at Dundee's vision is to be an international centre for design, and we are delighted that the building Kengo Kuma is creating for us is in itself an expression of design of the highest quality.”
Kengo Kuma's design for the V&A at Dundee was chosen last year after an international design competition which attracted more than 120 entries from around the world.
The V&A at Dundee will cost an estimated £47m to make, including £20.5m of Project partners Dundee University, Abertay University, Dundee City Council, Scottish Enterprise and the V&A hope that the building will be opening its doors in 2014.