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Dulwich Pavilion, London


On a site that is becoming increasingly confined by man-made boundaries there is danger of an impenetrable courtyard-esque space taking shape that could completely shut off Dulwich Picture Gallery from its beautiful surrounding landscape. This pavilion seeks to celebrate the landscape by creating art lined vistas that frame the trees beyond and invite visitors to explore the extent of the site. Central to the concept is the need for adaptability. I propose that the walls pivot and the roof retracts giving the pavilion no set form, but rather a collection of surfaces that can be turned, pushed and pulled. This allows for a variety of spaces to be formed that can host a range of events. The Gallery will remain a true public space that the people can control and morph to create the perfect environment for art to be appreciated. The form takes its inspiration from the existing gallery's long linear circulation routes. The pavilion is honest and industrial in materiality which juxtaposes the majority of modern day galleries which are an abyss of minimal white. Within such spaces, you could be anywhere in the world. But this isn't anywhere. This is Dulwich.

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