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Stirling 2001 - Crown Estate Conservation Award

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Stirling 2001

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Rick Mather Architects' sensitive modernisation and additions to Sir John Soane's Dulwich Picture Gallery won the RIBA's Crown Estate Conservation Award.

The judges said: 'It requires a touch of architectural genius to take a seminal building by an architect like Soane - working at the height of his powers - and make it function as a 21st-century visitor attraction. . . A good piece of conservation does not just restore an original, it makes sense of it. It is hard now to imagine the Dulwich Picture Gallery without its glazed walkways or its cafe that blurs inside/outside spaces with a Miesian daring.

'Inside, the old galleries have been illuminated with reconstructed computercontrolled rooflights, the services required to conserve a priceless collection subtly introduced and the oak flooring reinstated. If Soane were alive today he, too, would applaud the achievement.'

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