A planning application has been lodged for the redevelopment of the Commonwealth Institiute site on Kensington High Street London W8 which has been empty for a long time.
The location Existing
The Building Existing
The centrepiece will be the http://www.designmuseum.org/ Design Museum who are eager to move from their cramped space at Shad Thames SE1 to a larger space being provided free by the developers as a requisite level of planning gain.
There is much debate as to whether Koolhaas should be let loose in a setting such as Ken High St which features buildings such as Barkers http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Shops/Barkers/2418/ or the Roof Gardens Building http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensington_Roof_Gardens
I am in favour of this proposal as I think it is high quality