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Forget "Out with the Old"


CLIENT: Dulwich Picture Gallery

ARCHITECT: Rick Mather Architects, London

BUILDING TYPE: Art gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery, founded in 1811, was a superb building in desperate need of restoration--and expansion. Now, it's a magnificent complex in London that sensitively meshes the glory of the arched brick building with new additions. Updated lighting, climate control, and visitor amenities such as a 60-seat cafe have helped double attendance. As this case shows, "the solution is not always more architecture," says juror Terence Riley of the Museum of Modern Art.


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