London | Serpentine Galleries pavilion 2014

Place: London, Country: United Kingdom
Owner: Serpentine Galleries
Design: Smiljan Radic
Text by Federica Lusiardi - Inexhibit
Photos by Riccardo Bianchini - Inexhibit

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The 2014 Serpentine Galleries Summer pavilion by Smiljan Radic

The 14th edition of the Serpentine Galleries Summer pavilion has been designed by the Chilean architect  Smiljan Radic, this year.
Its thin and bright shell, made in fiberglass, gives the Radic’s design the appearance of a large pod, just disclosed and set down next to the Serpentine building. The pavilion, raised some meters over the ground, lays on boulders and can be accessed from the surrounding lawns through two long steel and timber ramps.

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The convex exterior, almost white in color, creates a surprising contrast with the inner space, characterized by a soft and warm light diffused by the cladding material, its organic shape and complex visual relationships with the park around.

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Every year, the Serpentine temporary summer pavilion becomes a reference point for Kensington Gardens’ frequenters, but it is above all a fascinating space where concerts, lectures and special events organized by Serpentine Galleries regularly take place. The pavilion is open until 19 October 2014 at Kensington Gardens in Central London.

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