The Colour Palace is under construction!


Opening on the 12 June, the Pavilion is beginning to resemble Pricegore and Yinka Ilori’s unique design. Construction began on 20 May, starting with the four giant concrete columns on which the structure sits, and now the internal timber frame and the external louvres are all in place.

A 10 metre by 10 metre cube, The Colour Palace is made up of 8.2km of timber, suspended on large concrete cylinders which act as the Pavilion’s ‘feet’, and has needed nearly 125 litres of technicolour paint, kindly donated by the Gallery’s Official Paint Partner, Mylands. The Pavilion’s timbre louvres were painted and assembled by RASKL studio up in Newcastle, who are also carrying out the build with advice from EngineersHRW. The final step will be to lay the raised deck providing access onto The Colour Palace from the Gallery’s main entrance pathway.

Why not join us on 14 June for our first Pavilion Late: Welcome to the Colour Palace, featuring talks from creators Pricegore architects and designer Yinka Ilori, music, food and drink – part of the London Festival of Architecture. Free tickets are available on Dulwich Picture Gallery’s website.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to this very special project. We hope you can make it along to see The Colour Palace in the flesh and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery over the summer.

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