London’s Serpentine Gallery Opens Day-Glo Summer Pavilion

The new Serpentine Pavillion at night Photo: courtesy The Serpentine Gallery
The 2015 Serpentine Pavillion at night
Photo: courtesy The Serpentine Gallery
Inside the new Serpentine Pavillion<br />  Photo:  © Iwan Baan courtesy Serpentine Gallery

Inside the new Serpentine Pavillion
Photo: © Iwan Baan courtesy Serpentine Gallery

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.

The new Serpentine Pavillion at night Photo: courtesy The Serpentine Gallery

The new Serpentine Pavilion at night
Photo: Courtesy Serpentine Gallery

“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.

Side view of the new pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery Photo: courtesy The Serpentine Gallery

Side view of the new pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery
Photo: Courtesy Serpentine Gallery

Night Render of the new Serpentine Pavillion Photo: courtesy The Serpentine Gallery

Night rendering of the new Serpentine Pavilion
Photo: Courtesy Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Pavilion is on view at the Serpentine Gallery, London, from June 25–October 18, 2015.


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