Discover the Serpentine Pavilion 2018, designed by Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo, an architect celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has designed the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

 

Serpentine Pavilion 2018, designed by Frida Escobedo, Serpentine Gallery, London (15 June – 7 October 2018) © Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura, Photography © 2018 Iwan Baan

Serpentine Pavilion 2018, designed by Frida Escobedo, Serpentine Gallery, London (15 June – 7 October 2018) © Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura, Photography © 2018 Iwan Baan

 

Escobedo (b. 1979, Mexico City) is the 18th and youngest architect yet to accept the invitation to designa temporary Pavilion on the Serpentine Gallery lawn in Kensington Gardens. This pioneering commission, which began in 2000 with Zaha Hadid, has presented the first UK structures of some of the biggest na mes in international architecture. In recent years, it has grown into a hotly anticipated showcase for emerging talent, from Sou Fujimoto of Japan to selgascano of Spain and Bjarke lngels of Denmark, whose 2016 Pavilion was the most visited architectural and design exhibition in the world. Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist and CEO Yana Peel selected this year’s architect, with advisors David Adjaye and Richard Rogers. The Serpentine Pavilion 2018 is sponsored by Goldman Sachs in its fourth year of support. (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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