Highly commended

Niall McLaughlin Architects


De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, England

December 2002
The promenade at Bexhill on Sea on Englands south coast is dominated by the recently restored Pavilion, a 1930s masterpiece by Mendelsohn and Chermayeff. Between that and the sea Niall McLaughlin has created a new bandstand like an abstracted seagull, with two wings hovering over performers and projecting sound towards the audience. Inventively made of fibreglass and plywood with a stiffening steel frame, the bandstand can be moved around for different functions. It is a small, ingenious and jolly addition to seaside life.

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