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|Architect||Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff||
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|Location||Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, UK map|
|Building Type||cultural center|
|Construction System||steel and concrete|
|Notes||Streamlined form, curvaceous in plan, slender columns, stacked planes horizontally.|
|Discussion||De La Warr Pavilion Commentary
"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. "
"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:
Sources on De La Warr Pavilion
"", by Terri Whitehead, ArchitectureWeek No. 313, 2006.1129. pC1.1.
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