Extension to the National Gallery
London, England
with Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates

While working at Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, Maurice Weintraub was involved with the design and construction of the National Gallery Extension for two and one half years.

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View from Trafalgar Square

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Most significantly he was involved with the design and presentation of the scheme which led to the firm's competition winning design.   He played a primary role in the design of the facades, the entrance foyer, and Jubilee walk, an eloquent passageway between the original museum and the extension.

In addition, Maurice was involved with the production of presentation material prepared for the introduction of the building design to the English public.

Many of his drawings were displayed in the original National Gallery as a part of this introduction.


Jubilee Walk

Maurice's final contribution was in the construction documentation of key areas of the building, including the 'Way into the Galleries' shown to the right.  This passage sets up an illusion based on  principles of exaggerated perspective used in Renaissance paintings.








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Way into the Galleries