London | 2014 Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilion by Smiljan Radic
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The 2014 Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilion by Smiljan Radic
Designed by the Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, the 14th edition of the Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilion opened at Kensington Gardens, London, on June 26, 2014.
Its thin and bright fiberglass makes Radic’s temporary building look like a large pod, just disclosed and set down next to the Serpentine Galleries’ main building. The pavilion, raised on boulders a few meters over the ground can be accessed from the surrounding lawns through two long ramps made of steel and wood.
The convex exterior, almost white in color, creates a surprising contrast with the interior space, characterized by a soft and warm light diffused by the translucent material of the organic-shaped enclosing shell. A series of openings cut into the envelope creates a visual relationship between the interior space of the pavilion and the beautiful scenery of the park around.
Every year, the temporary summer pavilion of the Serpentine Galleries becomes a popular attraction for Kensington Gardens’ frequenters and a fascinating space for concerts, lectures, and special events organized by the institution. The pavilion is open until 19 October 2014 at Kensington Gardens, London W2 2UH.
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