National Gallery Competition and David Kohn Architects



The Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, London (facing Trafalgar Square) - courtesy National Gallery.




David Kohn Architects has been shortlisted in an open international competition to refurbish the Grade 1 Listed Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.


The project is timed to coincide with the gallery's bicentenary in 2024 and includes a range of upgrades to the Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown designed wing along with improvements to public spaces surrounding the wider museum.


The other five shortlisted teams for the Sainsbury Wing project are led by Asif Kan, Caruso St John, David Chipperfield, Selldorf Architects and Witherford Watson Mann.


Future Cities Forum will be running its summer 'Cultural Cities' event in June with Lord Mendoza, Commissioner for Cultural Recovery at the DCMS.


The event will look at the future for museums and cultural organisations in cities as they open again post lockdown and how public realm can provide an extended environment for public art experiences. It will also consider the move to create more cultural attractions for struggling high streets in the UK.