De La Warr Pavilion, Modern English Architecture, Building, Architect, Location, Refurbishment
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea : Sussex Building
Modern English Building, East Sussex, UK – design by Mendelsohn and Chermayeff
De La Warr Pavilion Building
De La Warr Pavilion – original building
Date built: 1934-35
Architects: Mendelsohn and Chermayeff
Location: Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
Grade One listed in 1986
De La Warr Pavilion Building photos © Keepclicking – added 10 Sep 2012
Initiated by the 9th Earl De La Warr
De La Warr Pavilion – refurbishment
John McAslan Architects
£8m, funded by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund
De La Warr Pavilion
Marina, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 1DP, East Sussex, England
T: 01424 229111
De La Warr Pavilion tours : at time of writing they cost £3 and occur twice a month: 01424 787949
De La Warr Pavilion co-architect: Erich Mendlesohn
De La Warr Pavilion co-architect: Serge Chermayeff
De La Warr Pavilion refurbishment architects: John McAslan
The 9th Earl De La Warr in May laid the plaque which forms part of the floor of the De La Warr Pavilion’s foyer in 1935, stating:
‘A modernist building of world renown that will become a crucible for creating a new model of cultural provision in an English seaside town which is going to lead to the growth, prosperity and the greater culture of our town’
The Pavilion opened to the public for the first time on the 12th December of that year, to critical and popular acclaim and controversy. Seventy years on, the response to the building’s re-opening as a centre for contemporary arts in October 2005, received much the same reception.
Now, in its 80th year, the Pavilion receives over 400,000 visitors a year with an impact of over £16m to the local economy.
Join a building tour to find out more about the fascinating history of the Pavilion.
Buy Alastair Fairley’s The Modernist Masterpiece which gives you a fascinating and detailed history of the building up until 2005.
Visit Bexhill Museum to see the original model of the Pavilion that was created for the architectural competition.
Location:De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 1DP, East Sussex, England
East Beach café, West Sussex
photo : Andy Stagg
Chichester Regional Museum
Keith Williams Architects
picture from architect
Chichester District Museum
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