Pricegore and artist Yinka Ilori have won the London Festival of Architecture’s (LFA) competition for a second landmark pavilion outside Dulwich Picture Gallery
The duo’s Colour Palace proposal was inspired by Dutch wax prints on display in a Lagos market and will be constructed next to the south London gallery in time for next year’s festival.
The six-strong shortlist, chosen from 150 applications by a judging panel of industry experts, included Casswell Bank Architects, PUP Architects, e10 studio, FleaFollyArchitects, and Projects Office.
Competition entrants were asked to design a ‘temporary welcome space’ featuring a café or bar, to be constructed next to the John Soane-designed Grade II*-listed structure.
The initiative follows the success of last year’s inaugural pavilion competition, won by Bermondsey-based practice IF_DO for its ‘After Image’ design
LFA director Tamsie Thomson said: ‘At the London Festival of Architecture we revel in the unexpected, and I can’t wait to start working with Pricegore and Yinka Ilori to bring a little bit of Lagos to Dulwich. Their design for the second Dulwich Pavilion really wowed the judges, and I’m sure the Colour Palace will be one of 2019’s cultural highlights.’
The Dulwich Picture Gallery marked its 200th anniversary last year and is believed to be England’s oldest public gallery.
The innovative brick building features a series of interlinked, top-lit rooms which helped redefine standard approaches to gallery design. Rick Mather Architects renovated the building and created a separate café and exhibition space nearby in 2001.
The winning pavilion design is intended to represent multicultural London, and features a bold geometric pattern created from multicoloured timber louvres which will contrast against the gallery building.
Pricegore is an emerging practice based in Peckham, a short distance from the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Yinka Ilori is an artist and designer who specialises in creating furniture and other pieces that blend Nigerian traditions with contemporary design.
The contest was judged by a panel including writer and historian Tom Dyckhoff, architect Mary Duggan and Guardian architecture critic, Oliver Wainwright.
The winning and shortlisted schemes
Winner: Pricegore with Yinka Ilori’s model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019
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: Projects Office’s model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019
Shortlisted: PUP Architects’ model for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019