Members of the public are being asked to choose the designer of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s new garden pavilion.
Six emerging architectural practices have been shortlisted, and a free display of their work in the South London gallery, running from June 5 to July 22, will help visitors make their choice. The temporary outdoor structure by the winning practice will be open to the public throughout the summer of 2019, alongside the famous architecture of the gallery by Sir John Soane.
The exhibition is being mounted in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture, will include the model for IF_DO’s winning design for the first Dulwich Pavilion in 2017 (pictured) as well as a model of the original Soane design for the gallery.
“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?” said Jennifer Scott, the Sackler director of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
“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.”
The shortlisted architects are Casswell Bank Architects; e10 Studio; Flea Folly Architects; Pricegore with Yinka Ilori; and PUP Architects.
The project is supported by the Arts Council.