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The 2019 Dulwich Pavilion has been announced and it’s bringing Lagos to London

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Rosemary Waugh

The sedate grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery are set to get a temporary makeover in summer 2019 thanks to the just-announced winner of the Dulwich Pavilion prize. Known as the ‘Colour Palace’, the new pavilion is the brainchild of architects Pricegore (a company created and run by Dingle Price and Alex Gore) and artist-designer Yinka Ilori.

The project draws inspiration from Ilori’s Nigerian heritage and the country’s largest city which he regularly visits. It also links to London’s ‘Little Lagos’ in Peckham, where Pricegore set up shop. In complete contrast to the pale-coloured, Grade II* listed DPG, the pavilion lives up to its name by being entirely made out of wooden slats painted with pumping geometric patterns.

The Dulwich Pavilion is seen as the younger sister of the famous Serpentine Pavilion which appears each year in Hyde Park. Whilst the Serpentine spotlights an architect on the cusp of hitting the big time, its south-of-the-river equivalent gives a nod to the the talented newbies on the architectural block.

Along with looking pretty hot, the pavilion will be used as a summer venue for performances and talks. Find out more here.

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