29 Jun The 15th Addition of the Serpentine Pavilion
The task of transforming the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery with a multi-purpose temporary Pavilion falls to the Spanish architectural duo SelgasCano for the commission’s fifteenth anniversary – and it’s a trippy kaleidoscopic biomorphic form that fellow Spaniard Joan Miró would be proud of. Get those sunnies out, because the building that sounds a bit like an art-house remake of ‘Snakes on a Plane’ returns on Thursday June 25 for its fifteenth anniversary.
The duo have designed a stunning chrysalis-like structure made from brightly coloured transparent plastic. It’s a space in the middle of the city to just get lost in, to marvel at the architecture and to realise that, yeah, London’s actually not too bad. There’s talk of a ‘secret corridor’ from which to marvel at the building’s awesome stained-glass-effect interior.