Architectural photographer Iwan Baan has captured the colourful plastic-wrapped structure designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano for the Serpentine Gallery’s annual pavilion programme .
Opening to the public later this week, the 15th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was developed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano and consists of a double-layered plastic skin in a selection of colors, wrapped around a series of metal arches.
“SelgasCano have designed a pavilion complete of colour,” mentioned gallery director Julia Peyton Jones in an exclusive interview with Dezeen.
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“It is a mixture of diverse coloured plastics that reminded me of stained-glass windows when they 1st presented it to us,” Peyton Jones stated. “It really is less to do with the extreme refinement of the procedure and much more about items building as they go along and the organic nature of their structure.”
At the centre of the pavilion is a meeting room and cafe spot, with four “tentacles” supplying a variety of access factors. Strips and sheets of fluorine-plastic material (ETFE) are layered to develop diverse lighting results when the sunlight shines via the walls.
Like its predecessors, the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is occupying a website in front of the gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens.
The yearly pavilion commission is awarded to various architects each yr with the intention of providing the opportunity for them to generate their 1st developed construction in England.
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Earlier pavilion designers have included Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, SANAA, and Frank Gehry.
In accordance to the gallery, the pavilion is a single of the most visited architectural and style exhibitions in the planet.
The 2015 Serpentine Pavilion will open on 25 June and shut on 18 October. It will host a variety of parties and public talks, as effectively as a series of evening occasions sponsored by vogue brand COS.
To mark the 15th anniversary of the pavilion programme, Dezeen will be publishing a series of unique interviews with director Julie Payton Jones, hunting back at each of the designs.
Photography is by Iwan Baan.