Unexecuted competition design for the National Gallery Extension project, Hampton site, Trafalgar Square, London: perspective view of the gallery, Canada House and Nelson's Column from an elevated viewpoint

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RIBApix ref no RIBA31904
Architect/DesignerRailton, William (1801?-1877)
Thomas Saunders Partnership
Wilkins, William (1778-1839)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1982
Image Date1982
Library ReferencePA426/5(7)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The winning design for the National Gallery extension project by Ahrends, Burton & Koralek was eventually abandoned in favour of a scheme by Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates which was constructed in 1991. The extension became known as The Sainsbury Wing and was designed to house the Gallery's Renaissance collections. The original National Gallery building (part of which can be seen here) was designed by William Wilkins and completed in 1838. Nelson's Column was designed by William Railton and completed in 1843.

Subject tags

office buildings, government buildings, columns, squares, art galleries, monuments, buses