London’s Serpentine Gallery Opens Day-Glo Summer Pavilion
The Serpentine Gallery has launched its summer pavilion for 2015, designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano and marking the 15th anniversary of the yearly project.
The light, bright, double layered, temporary structure has four entrances with a congregating area for visitors in the center. The café installed inside the pavilion is run by purveyors of high-class edible delights Fortnum & Mason.
“We are proud to work with SelgasCano in this, the 15th year of a commission unique in the western world, that continues to showcase some of the boldest and innovative designs in contemporary architecture internationally,” said co-directors of the Serpentine gallery Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones, in a statement.
“In keeping with their reputation for playful designs and bold use of color, SelgasCano’s design is an extraordinary chrysalis-like structure, as organic as the surrounding gardens.”
The Madrid-based, prize-winning architects SelgasCano are José Selgas and Lucía Cano, both born in 1965. Their work is known for its use of synthetic materials and advanced technologies.
“We sought a way to allow the public to experience architecture through simple elements: structure, light, transparency, shadows, lightness, form, sensitivity, change, surprise, color, and materials,” read a statement from SelgasCano.
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