De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion

John McAslan & Partners
Copyright: Peter Cook


The first prospect of the Pavilion, from the south west, is of a building in what appears to be its pristine state. It is an exhilarating sight, particularly for anyone who lamented its sad appearance for most of the last few decades.

Externally, a huge amount of care has been taken in the detail and specification of glazing, ironmongery and surface finishes to ensure that what one sees now is as close as possible to the intentions of the architects of the original building.

Inside the building, the dilemmas were still more testing; and the judgements made generally astute and intelligent. The re-opening of the eastern roof terrace and the conversion of the ground floor restaurant into a good quality gallery space are particularly welcome.

 

 
 
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