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Shortlist announced for London Festival of Architecture ‘Dulwich Pavilion’ competition

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The London Festival of Architecture and Dulwich Picture Gallery have announced four shortlisted practices to develop proposals for the ‘Dulwich Pavilion’ – a temporary events structure in the gallery’s historic grounds, and the focus of a vibrant programme of public events during the London Festival of Architecture in June 2017. Each design proposal will be led by an emerging architect with no more than seven years since graduation – an invaluable opportunity to develop an individual creative platform.

The four shortlisted practices are:

  1.  Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios /@FCBStudios

  1. IF_DO / @if_do

  1. Pernilla Ohrsted @Pernilla_O

  1. Tom Benton Architects/Hayatsu Architects/MJ Wells

Over 75 practices entered the Dulwich Pavilion competition, which is being judged by a panel of leading architectural and cultural figures including: Ian A C Dejardin (Sackler Director, Dulwich Picture Gallery), Kirsten Dunne (Senior Cultural Strategy Officer, Greater London Authority), Nancy Durrant (Arts Commissioning Editor, The Times), Ruth Rogers (Chef and founder, River Café), Tamsie Thomson (Director, London Festival of Architecture) and Carl Turner (Founder and Director, Carl Turner Architects)

The Dulwich Pavilion will be a transformative project for Dulwich Picture Gallery, which celebrates its bicentenary in 2017. The pavilion will allow the gallery to overcome a lack of existing space and meet the demand of an increasing number of visitors, allowing it to stage an ambitious celebratory programme of exhibitions, events, lectures and learning activities.

 The London Festival of Architecture is the world’s largest annual architecture festival, celebrating London as a global architectural hub and promoting positive change to its public realm. Through the partnership with Dulwich Picture Gallery, the London Festival of Architecture is able to showcase London architectural talent, enthuse and engage with the public, and find new ways to look at familiar places. The Dulwich Pavilion will be an important venue for the festival in 2017, which explores the theme “memory” at Dulwich and many other venues across the capital from 1-30 June 2017.

Jury panel member Ruth Rogers said:

 "It has been inspiring to see so many emerging architects entering the Dulwich Pavilion competition. I'm looking forward to seeing how the shortlisted practices bring their energy and enthusiasm to the next stage as they develop their proposals."


Media Enquiries:

Louisa Bee, Press and Communications Manager (for Dulwich Picture Gallery) / 020 8299 8710

Goodfellow Communications (for London Festival of Architecture) / 020 3633 2077