Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: A tunnel of colour by Selgascano

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This year’s Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Selgascano, headed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano

It’s that time of year again – when an international architect is invited to design a temporary structure in the grounds of the Serpentine Gallery. Now in its 15th year, the opening of the Pavilion has become a big event on the London art scene. This year, the structure has been created by Spanish architects Selgascano – headed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano, who have been inspired by the London Underground. They follow in the footsteps of past architects who have created Pavilions for the Gallery, including Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Oscar Niemeyer, Sou Fujimoto and Smiljan Radić. The Pavilion will stand on the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery over the summer.

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The Selgascano Pavilion is the 15th to stand on the site

This year’s creation is a polygonal tunnel of colour, which can be entered from different points. It also includes a secret corridor joining the inner and outer layers of the structure. As the light is diffused through the coloured panels, it gives a stained glass effect. Inside is a café serving Fortnum & Mason sandwiches, salads, cakes and pastries.

  • The Serpentine Pavilion is open from now until 18 October 2015. Free to visit, but also contains a café inside. Open 10am-6pm. Serpentine Pavilion, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, W2 3XA. Nearest tube: Lancaster Gate, Knightsbridge or South Kensington. For more information, visit the Serpentine Gallery website.
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The light streaming through the structure gives a stained glass effect


For Metro Girl’s post on last year’s Pavilion, click here.

For a guide to what else is on in London in October, click here.

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Media professional who was born, brought up and now works in London. My blog is a guide to London - what's on, festivals, history, restaurant reviews and attractions, as well as the odd travel piece. All images on my blog are © Memoirs Of A Metro Girl, unless otherwise specified. Do not use without seeking permission first.

Posted on 10 July 2015, in Architecture, Art, London, Tourist Attractions and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

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