“Bruges Triennial 2018: Liquid City” contemporary art and architecture route in Bruges

Impressive constructions by contemporary artists and architects worldwide will appear in the historic city centre from 5 May to 16 September 2018. They are answers to the consequences of today’s liquid society.

 

Triennale Brugge 2018, Selgascano pavilion © Iwan Baan

Triennale Brugge 2018, Selgascano pavilion © Iwan Baan

In 2018, the Triennial will return to Bruges for the second time. Held once every three years, this artistic route, with surprising installations by celebrated artists and architects, is spread right across the city centre. The Triennial explores the future of a city like Bruges, and hopes to serve as safe point of reference. Bruges as a fluid city, open and committed, a motor of social, cultural and political change. Bruges as a breeding ground for innovation and renewal. Just like the city’s medieval citizens, who first gave Bruges its shape and form, today’s residents also share common dreams for the further development of life in Bruges. (more…)

Inauguration of the Martell Pavillon by SelgasCano

The first project in France by the duo of José Selgas and Lucìa Cano, this exterior pavilion is comprised of modules constructed from hi-tech materials, which will house specific activities prefiguring the Foundation’s future schedule of events.

 

SelgasCano, Pavillon Martell, Fondation d’entreprise Martell, Cognac, 2017 ©  selgascano + fondation d’entreprise martell

SelgasCano, Pavillon Martell, Fondation d’entreprise Martell, Cognac, 2017 © selgascano + fondation d’entreprise martell

 

True to their aesthetic of transparency and openness to the outside world, SelgasCano constructed the pavilion from a metal framework covered by a translucent material developed by French brand Onduline. Strong and watertight, the material is permeated by a soft, changing light which creates intriguing iridescent effects. In 2018, the pavilion will be dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere in order to give it a second life.  (more…)

2015 Serpentine Pavilion design released! A colourful design by SelgasCano

The design is familiar with these young architects’ characteristic style: following the principles of light, bold colour and unconventional shapes, the building will consist of a “double-layered shell, made of opaque and translucent fluorine-based plastic (ETFE) in a variety of colours”.

 

Serpentine Pavilion designed by SelgasCano 2015 External indicative CGI © Steven Kevin Howson / SelgasCano

Serpentine Pavilion designed by SelgasCano 2015 External indicative CGI © Steven Kevin Howson / SelgasCano

 

Serpentine reveals today designs for the 15th annual Pavilion. The render by Madrid-based architects SelgasCano shows an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fabric membrane (ETFE) woven through and wrapped in webbing. Visitors will be able to enter and exit the Pavilion at a number of different points, passing through a ‘secret corridor’ between the outer and inner layer of the structure and into the Pavilion’s brilliant, stained glass-effect interior.

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Young Spanish practice SelgasCano to build Serpentine Pavilion 2015

Responsible for light, colourful, translucent structures, the Madrid-based architects anticipate next year’s pavilion will be made of “Transparency”.

 

SelgasCano Ⓒ All rights reserverd.

SelgasCano Ⓒ All rights reserverd.

The Serpentine Galleries have announced that Spanish architects SelgasCano will design 15th Serpentine Pavilion, which will stand on Kensington Gardens during the summer of 2015 as a multi-purpose space to host conferences and social meetings, and a café.

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