2019 pavilion will be second in new LFA series
Dulwich Picture Gallery has launched a competition to find a young architect to design a temporary pavilion for its grounds.
Opening next year, it will be the second Dulwich Pavilion, following the success of last year’s inaugural structure which was designed by IF_DO to mark the gallery’s 200th anniversary.
The judges, who include Mary Duggan, Al Scott of IF_DO, Tom Dyckhoff and former BD architecture critic Oliver Wainwright, will shortlist six emerging practices based on their portfolios.
The finalists will then be invited to draw up an A2 board and 3D model for a pavilion.
The models will go on display at the gallery this summer as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and the public will be invited to vote for their favourite.
The winning design, selected by a combination of jury and public vote, will be built in the grounds of the gallery in June 2019, opening in time for that year’s LFA.
The primary objective of the 2019 structure will be to offer visitors a refreshing welcome and orientation space to set the tone for their visit.
Designed by Soane, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s oldest public gallery. Its series of interlinked rooms lit by natural light remains an inspiration for gallery designers today.
The deadline for first stage expressions of interest is April 9. Full information is available at www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org and www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk
LFA director Tamsie Thomson said: “The project is a fantastic opportunity for emerging architects and, as the first Dulwich Pavilion demonstrated, is not only a springboard to success but also a wonderful way to engage the wider public in London’s dazzling architectural scene.”