De La Warr Pavilion

Award winning Grade One Modernist icon

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom


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In May 1935, as the Earl De La Warr laid the plaque that can still be seen on the floor of the Pavilion’s foyer, he set out his vision for: "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" Named after the Earl, the De La Warr Pavilion is now a Grade One listed building on the seafront in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex and is widely recognised as one of the most iconic Modernist buildings in Britain. Since it’s refurbishment in 2005, DLWP has gained an international reputation for innovative gallery and engagement programmes, commissioning new work, delivering large-scale installations, challenging interdisciplinary programmes, a high quality live programme and engaging with a diverse range of audiences. The organisation plays an important role in providing a platform for artists at all stages of their careers to develop their work.



BURA Award 2008

British Urban Regeneration Association


Wood Award 2003

The Wood Awards

  • Highly commended. For De La Warr Pavilion bandstand


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  • For De La Warr Pavilion bandstand. Architects: Niall McLaughlin

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