The Mumbai City Museum, also known as the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, is in the process of creating a new dynamic identity for itself as a cultural hub in Mumbai. It is one of India's most outward-looking cultural institutions and hosts regular international events, including the BMW Guggenheim Lab.


It is a sister museum to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is the third oldest museum in India.


Dedicated to excellence in cultural education, the Museum seeks a design team for its new North Wing which will provide new galleries and facilities including, an interpretation centre, a library, an archive, conservation facilities and a new museum shop and café.


At the heart of the new wing will be a permanent gallery to showcase contemporary Mumbai, focusing on important milestones in the city's development and highlighting its cultural achievements, as well as temporary exhibition space to international standards capable of taking large-scale touring exhibitions.


Eight shortlisted teams have been invited to progress to the second stage of this design competition.


In order to comply with national procurement rules and the Council of Architecture (India) guidelines, the names of the shortlisted teams will not be released to the public until the Jury has met, chosen a winner, and the competition has concluded.


In a change to the original timetable, the finalists will now have the summer and early autumn to prepare designs in advance of the Jury's November meeting.


Over 100 Expressions of Interest were received at the competition's first stage. A public exhibition of all the entries will be held in Mumbai and an online gallery posted on this website following the conclusion of the competition.