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Sunday Times Hampton Site Competition

1958-1959

Title

Sunday Times Hampton Site Competition

Date

1958-1959

Archive reference number

NGA19

Description

Exhibition panels featuring the top five designs of the Sunday Times Hampton Site competitition. These were displayed at the Building Centre at 26, Store Street, London from 8-24 June 1959.

Record type

Collection

Administrative history

The Government purchased the Hampton Site (the location of the Sainsbury Wing) in 1958. Towards the end of that year the Sunday Times launched an architectural competition for the design of an extension to the National Gallery on the Hampton Site. Although it was recognised that the winning design would not be built, the competition aimed to stimulate debate about the form which any development on the site should take. The comeptition entries were assessed by Professor Sir William Holford, Peter Chamberlin and William Allen. The first prize of £2,500 was awarded to Barrie Dewhurst; second prize of £1,000 went to Boissevain & Osmond; third prize of £500 to I.H. Marshall; and two fourth prizes of £300 each to Mervyn Handley and William Crabtree.

Custodial history

It is not known when the exhibition panels were deposited in the National Gallery Archive.

Related material

See also Sunday Times press cuttings at NG24/1958/14 and NG24/1959/12.

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