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CRITIC'S CHOICE

When Mendelsohn and Chermayeff's De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea opened, the Architectural Review (July 1936) said 'it gives us some glimpse of what a sensibly planned and seaside resort might be' - in retrospect, rather cautious praise for one of this country's early Modern landmarks. Now John McAslan + Partners is close to completing an £8m restoration of the building; above is the De La Warr's north face, patterned by sealant injections to protect the steel frame.

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