Spanish architects Selgascano have revealed first images of their design for this year Serpentine Pavilion. Headed by José Selgas and Lucia Cano, the studio are the first Spanish firm to be asked to complete the temporary structure, which sits each year on the serpentine’s area in London’s Kensington gardens.
The temporary pavilion was design to connected spaces of different shapes and sizes, made from a double-layer shell of opaque and transparent fluorine-plastic fabric in an array of colors.
“When the serpentine invited us to design the pavilion, we began to think about what the structure needed to provide and what materials should be used in a royal park in London,’ explained Selgascano during the opening the pavilion.
“These questions, mixed with our own architectural interests and the knowledge that the design needs to connect with nature and feel part of the landscape, provided us with a concept based on pure visitor experience. We sought a way to allow the public to experience architecture through simple elements: structure, light, transparency, shadows, lightness, form, sensitivity, change, surprise, color and materials.”
photograph © iwan baan