The London Festival of Architecture and Dulwich Picture Gallery have announced six shortlisted practices to develop proposals for the second ‘Dulwich Pavilion’ – a temporary, outdoor visitor welcome and public events space within the historic grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
An exhibition of the shortlisted designs will be on display at the Dulwich Picture Gallery during the London Festival of Architecture from June – July 2018 as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. During June the public will have the chance to vote for their favourite design. The winning proposal will be revealed in July ahead of construction – subject to planning consent – at Dulwich Picture Gallery in time for the London Festival of Architecture in June 2019.
The six shortlisted practices are:
1. Casswell Bank Architects
Casswell Bank Architects was founded in 2015 by Alex Bank and Sam Casswell. The practice’s emphasis on identifying and understanding architectural character is demonstrated in a portfolio of projects for different uses at a range of scales, including commissions from cultural organisations and reconfigurations of historic institutions.
2. e10 Studio
e10 is a London based design studio formed around a network of collaborators, including researchers, designers and makers.
By drawing upon the diverse disciplines of its team they develop a nimble response to projects with conceptual clarity and care for craft. Central to all work by the studio is the commitment to enrich the built environment whether it be through architectural design, research, curation or construction.
3. Flea Folly Architects
FleaFollyArchitects was founded in 2013, by architects and ‘spatial story-tellers’ Pascal Bronner and Thomas Hillier. Striving to create enjoyable architecture at even the smallest of scales, the practice combines a strong sense of narrative and detailed model-making skills to create projects that blend architecture, contemporary art and installation.
4. Pricegore with Yinka Ilori
With offices in London and Bath, Pricegore was founded by architects Dingle Price and Alex Gore in 2013. With work across the UK and in Europe, the practice’s portfolio includes residential, arts, and civic sector projects, at all scales from furniture to urban strategy.
Working in collaboration with the studio, London-based designer Yinka Ilori specialises in the imaginative upcycling of vintage furniture. Inspired by the African influences of his childhood, Yinka’s pieces span the divisions between art and design while sparking a conversation about social norms and consumer culture.
5. Projects Office
Projects Office is an architecture and design studio based in Whitechapel. Founded in 2014 by Megan Charnley, Bethan Kay and James Christian, the multi-disciplinary practice’s ethos is fantastic pragmatism: applying a narrative and collaborative approach to create imaginative, effective spaces across a broad range of sectors.
6. PUP Architects
Founded in 2014, PUP Architects is run by architecture and design trio Theo Molloy, Chloë Leen and Steve Wilkinson. The studio‘s dynamic portfolio showcases several one-off structures and experimental projects, which continue to inform the team’s innovative approach to materials within their larger architectural commissions.
Over 150 practices entered the Dulwich Pavilion competition, which is being judged by a panel of leading architectural and cultural figures including:
Mary Duggan: Director, Mary Duggan Architects
Tom Dyckhoff: writer and historian
Al Scott: Director, IF_DO
Jennifer Scott: The Sackler Director, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Tamsie Thomson: Director, London Festival of Architecture
Stefan Turnball: Trustee, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Oliver Wainwright: architecture and design critic, The Guardian
The project builds on the success of the first ever Dulwich Pavilion – After Image by Bermondsey-based practice IF_DO – which was one of the triumphs of the London Festival of Architecture in 2017 and the Gallery’s bicentenary year. That project was transformational for the Gallery as well as IF_DO: their first competition win resulted in global exposure, leading to a series of exciting new commissions that have enabled the practice to triple in size. The primary objective of the 2019 structure will be to offer visitors a refreshing welcome and orientation space to set the tone for their visit to the Gallery.
Jury panel member Tom Dyckhoff said:
“What was thrilling to see was not just the sheer energy of emerging practices across the world, but the diversity in their takes on architecture, from craft to computer design to computer-design-craft, from playfulness to heartfelt seriousness. We’re living is such chaotic, confusing times; what’s astonishing is the confidence and optimism this generation is showing in making sense and giving form to the future.”