In defence of the Sainsbury Wing

Twenty years after the Sainsbury Wing opened to fierce criticism, the polarity between modernism and traditionalism has eased.

The National Gallery Sainsbury Wing extension opened 20 years ago this month. Here we publish Denise Scott Brown’s thoughts on the project as it opened, introduced by Ellis Woodman.

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