Stunning drone footage shows the remarkable progress made on Dundee’s V&A.
The museum, designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is set to open next year.
New images show huge cast stone panels being hung on the curving walls of Scotland’s first design museum.
Each huge panel weighs between 1.5 and 2.5 tonnes and 2,466 of them will be fixed onto the £80m building’s complex walls.
The panels are lifted onto the brackets using a fork lift and secured by engineers stationed on hydraulic platforms.
None of the exterior walls are straight adding to the difficulty of the project with 3D models used to meticulously plan the construction.
Once all of the panels have been slotted into place, the building’s exterior will be complete. Work will then start to fit the inside the structure ready for opening.
So far, the building looks spot on to an artist’s impression released prior to the work starting:
Mike Galloway, Executive Director of City Development at Dundee City Council, said the building is a first for Scotland.
He said: “V&A Dundee is an impressive feat of engineering and installing thousands of stone panels is the next stage of this ambitious build.
“Nothing like this has ever been constructed in Scotland before. In fact, I can’t think of another building anywhere in the world similar to this.
“Because the museum is so unique the team of constructors, designers and engineers have had to use the latest technology to realise the architect’s vision.”
Philip Long, the Dundee V&A’s director, added: “The hard work, skill and dedication of those involved in the build is remarkable and is producing something very special on the banks of the River Tay.
“As the building enters the final stages of construction excitement is growing as we look ahead to opening Scotland’s first design museum next year.”
Work on the construction of V&A Dundee began in in March 2015 and is on schedule for opening to the public in 2018.