Film: in the initial of a series of movies to celebrate the opening of the fifteenth Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones previews SelgasCano’s colourful structure ahead of its opening subsequent week.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by SelgasCano

This year’s pavilion, which consists of layers of coloured translucent plastic wrapped about a metal frame, will be “exuberant, joyful and playful,” Peyton-Jones says in the movie.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by SelgasCano

SelgasCano have developed a pavilion full of colour,” she says. “It is a combination of different coloured plastics that reminded me of stained-glass windows when they first presented it to us.”

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The Spanish architect’s pavilion characteristics four “tentacles” that branch off from a central meeting region and are wrapped in two layers of ETFE sheets and strips.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by SelgasCano

“There is an component to SelgasCano’s perform that is very considerably predicated on this notion of bad supplies,” Peyton-Jones says. “I do not imply ‘Arte Povera’, the artistic movement. But it is about materials that are as identified.”

She continues: “It’s significantly less to do with the excessive refinement of the approach and more about issues developing as they go along and the organic nature of their structure.”

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by SelgasCano

Like its predecessors, the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is becoming created on a website in front of the gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens.

“The truth that we are in a park is a extremely symbolic issue for SelgasCano,” Peyton-Jones says. “Nature is truly at the heart of what drives and informs their function.”

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by SelgasCano Model of SelgasCano’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The pavilion will open to the public on Monday 22 June and stay open until 18 October 2015.

The ultimate number of days leading up to the opening of the new pavilion are the most interesting, Peyton-Jones says.

“All of the drawings, the imaginings, the discussions, the debates, the issues genuinely come in this sort of hermetically sealed final burst of vitality,” she explains.

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“Is it going to be the very best pavilion that we’ve ever done? What are the things that will confound our expectations and give us all the clues for what we may well do up coming yr?”

Madrid-based SelgasCano, headed by husband-and-wife team José Selgas and Lucía Cano, are known for creating buildings that mix translucency, vivid colour and cocoon-like varieties. Examples include their own semi-submerged office in Madrid and a workspace developing with a see-by means of orange tunnel in London.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015 by SelgasCanoRender of the completed pavilion

Prior pavilion architects have included Sanaa, Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, Herzog &amp de Meuron, Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel. Final year’s boulder-like pavilion was created by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic.

Dezeen will be seeking back at each of the pavilions from 2000 to 2015 in subsequent movies above the following weeks.

Julia Peyton-Jones portrait Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones. Copyright: Dezeen

This movie was filmed by Dezeen at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Development pictures utilised in the film are by NAARO. Video footage of the pavilion is by Northern Northern Town.



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