Amazing Architecture: London’s 2015 Serpentine Pavillion
My parents were in town the other week, so on a particularly beautiful September Sunday, my mum and I headed to Hyde Park to visit this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. The yearly structure is an event in the architecture world, as well as in the London cultural scene. (I previously wrote about London’s 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and, I must say, it’s still my favorite one.)
This year’s colorful, interactive space was designed by Spanish studio
” We sought a way to allow the public to experience architecture through simple elements: structure, light, transparency, shadows, lightness, form, sensitivity, change, surprise, colour and materials.” — SelgasCano
I loved the way the colors reflected on every surface, even if the plastic did make it feel like being inside a greenhouse on the unseasonably warm London day (hey, I’m not complaining!). I also liked how the various entrances, “windows”, and transparent corridors, created by simple plastic tape, afforded unique views both inwards and outwards. Judging from the enthusiastic photo-taking all around me and all the kids playing hide-and-seek in the space, others were loving it too.
The pavilion will be dismantled on October 18, so if you’re in London before then, be sure to check it out.