The first images have been revealed of the shortlisted entries in the contest to design the second Dulwich Pavilion, to be built outside John Soane’s Dulwich Picture Gallery next summer
Competition entrants were asked to design a ’temporary welcome space’ featuring a café or bar, which will be constructed next to the historic Grade II*-listed structure in 2019.
The six architecture practices – picked by a judging panel of industry experts – include rising stars Casswell Bank Architects and PUP Architects.
A free exhibition of the six shortlisted competition entries opens today (5 June) in the gallery’s glass walkway and runs until 22 July.
It follows the success of the gallery’s first ever pavilion competition in 2017 which was won by Bermondsey-based practice IF_DO and its design ‘After Image’.
A model for IF_DO’s winning design will also be on display at the exhibition, as well as a model of John Soanes original designs for the gallery, prior to the multiple architectural additions made to the space over the years.
Visitors will be invited to explore the concepts and vote for their favourite design throughout June with the public vote then combined with the panel’s votes to select the winning design.
Jennifer Scott, The Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, said: ’As the world’s first gallery that was built specifically to bring art to the public, it is hugely important to us that our visitors have a say in our 2019 Pavilion.
’Even Sir John Soane presented eight designs for the Gallery before winning agreement on the final building. We are thrilled to have such a wide range of inspiring architects in the running, each bringing a unique take on the brief.’
Tamsie Thomson, Director of the London Festival of Architecture, said the pavilion was one of the ‘trumphs’ of last year’s festival and that she was delighted to see its return.
‘The display of shortlisted models during this year’s festival is a fantastic opportunity for people to encounter London’s diverse emerging architectural talent, and to have their say on what should grace the Gallery’s lawns in 2019.’
The Dulwich Pavilion competition will be judged by a panel including writer and historian Tom Dyckhoff, Mary Duggan, Director of Mary Duggan Architects and The Guardian’s architecture critic, Oliver Wainwright.
Shortlisted: Casswell Banks’ model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019
Shortlisted: E10’s model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019
Shortlisted: Flea Folly Architects’ model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019
Shortlisted: Pricegore with Yinka Ilori’s model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019
Shortlisted: Projects Office’s model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019
Shortlisted: PUP Architects’ model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019