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De La Warr Pavilion
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Architect Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff
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Location Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, UK   map
Date 1935   timeline
Building Type cultural center
 Construction System steel and concrete
Climate temperate
Context seaside waterfront
Style Modern
Notes Streamlined form, curvaceous in plan, slender columns, stacked planes horizontally.






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"Commissioned by the 9th Earl De La Warr in 1935 and designed by architects Eric Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff, the De La Warr Pavilion was the UK's first public building built in the Modernist style. Pioneering in structure as it was in spirit, the purpose of this steel and concrete Pavilion was to provide accessible culture and leisure for the people of Bexhill and beyond and so regenerate the economy of the town and the surrounding area. "

—, 2005.1007


"Seventy years later, a £8 million restoration and redevelopment project will enable DLWP to fulfil its original ambitions whilst creating new aspirations for the building and its visitors.

"Upon its re-opening this autumn, DLWP will have:

  • One of the largest contemporary art galleries in South East England
  • An fine auditorium seating up to 1,000 people
  • A large, new studio space
  • Roof and ground floor terraces, including an award-winning bandstand
  • A first-class café, bar and restaurant with outdoor sun terraces
  • A shop specialising in books and merchandise on arts and culture
  • Indoor and outdoor spaces to sit, relax and enjoy panoramic seaviews."

    —, 2005.1007

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    "De La Warr Pavilion", by Terri Whitehead, ArchitectureWeek No. 313, 2006.1129. pC1.1.  Find books about De La Warr Pavilion


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