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Yinka Ilori and Pricegore unveil The Colour Palace at London Festival of Architecture



Designer Yinka Ilori has teamed up with architecture studio Pricegore on a multicoloured pavilion installed outside Dulwich Picture Gallery in London.
The Colour Palace, which opens to the public tomorrow, will host a variety of events over the next month as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Ilori and Pricegore designed both the form of the pavilion and its bright colour palette to reference traditional African textiles found in Lagos, but also in the markets of nearby Peckham, which has a large Nigerian community.
"The pavilion was inspired by the Balogun market in Lagos," said Ilori, who is also a Dezeen Awards 2019 judge.
"The store owners there create shops like a palace, with fabrics arranged as a display, but also as structure to protect them from the sun," he told Dezeen. "We wanted to recreate that here."
The bold colour palette offers a stark contrast to the heritage-listed Dulwich Picture Gallery, which was completed by John Soane in 1817, making it the oldest public art gallery in England.
"The beauty of the pavilion's design is that it stands bold and proud surrounded by the history of Sir John Soane's iconic building, celebrating history and culture," said Ilori.
"Its patterns and shapes calmly welcome you from a distance until you get closer and closer, and you're blown away with an explosion of colour that immediately demands your attention."

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