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Color Palace by British designers Pricegore and Yinka Ilori wins the Dulwich Pavilion 2019 competition

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Rendering Color Palace by British designers Pricegore and Yinka Ilori, which has won the Dulwich Pavilion 2019 competition (Courtesy Pricegore and Dulwich Picture Gallery)
Rendering Color Palace by British designers Pricegore and Yinka Ilori, which has won the Dulwich Pavilion 2019 competition (Courtesy Pricegore and Dulwich Picture Gallery)

Emerging British architecture office Pricegore and British artist Yinka Ilori were announced as winners of the annual Dulwich Pavilion for their design named Color Palace. The eye-catching and colorful pavilion will come to life next summer. The pavilion will feature a Nigerian-inspired artwork by Ilori, who is influenced by the African aesthetics of his childhood.

Color Palace rendering (Courtesy Pricegore and Dulwich Picture Gallery)

The 2019 Pavilion will house “new ticketing facilities, a pop-up catering offer and a range of events over the summer,” according to a statement from Dulwich Picture Gallery. The project is co-hosted by the London Festival of Architecture, which is an annual event that celebrates London as a global design hub.

The pavilion was chosen by a jury, along with a “combined public vote,” which garnered more than 2,000 votes from visitors on-site. Pricegore and Ilori’s design won over other entries from young practices including Casswell Bank Architects, e10 Studio, Flea Folly Architects, Projects Office, and PUP Architects, which won the most public votes.

A model of Color Palace (Courtesy Pricegore and Dulwich Picture Gallery)

The pavilion’s screen is composed of slats painted with circular and triangular patterns in contrasting colors supported by massive, bright red columns on the corners. The space beneath is meant for informal gathering.

Dulwich Pavilion is an annual competition that will be “at the heart of the gallery’s bicentenary celebrations.” Last year, the inaugural pavilion was won by IF_DO, a 2014-founded British practice.

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