Apollo Pavillion

Apollo Pavillion

Described as a ‘synthesis of art and architecture’, The Apollo Pavilion was designed by one of the leading abstract artists of his day, Victor Pasmore.

Completed in July 1969, Passmore named the construction the Apollo Pavilion coinciding with the first Moon landing by the crew of Apollo 11.

Located in the Sunny Blunts housing estate, The Pavilion was never regarded as a stand-alone artwork, but as an integral part of the estate’s design within the landscape.

The Pavilion’s presence proved controversial after it fell into disrepair during the 1980s; though the site was refurbished in 2009, gaining a Grade II* Listed Building and is regarded by some as being one of the most significant works of art in Britain.

Time Period:

20th century