The Serpentine Gallery has launched its summer pavilion for 2015, designed by Spanish architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano. A colourful design that marking the 15th anniversary of the yearly project.
SalgasCano’s pavilion is a temporary structure that it is a mix of light and color. This pavilion has four entrances with a congregating area for visitors in the center. The café installed inside the pavilion is run by purveyors of high-class edible delights Fortnum & Mason.
Pavililion structure consists of two layers of coloured ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) plastic wrapped around a white steel frame.
“We wanted to test different things with a new material, in this case ETFE. We wanted to try out [how the material could create] different shadows, colours and effects, which we haven’t tested before.” Selgas says in an interview with Deezen.
These prize-winning architects are based in Madrid and their work is known for its use of synthetic materials and advanced technologies.
“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,” read a statement from SelgasCano.
The 2015 Serpentine Pavilion has free entry.
It has opened on 25 June and will close on 18 October. It will host a number of parties and public talks, as well as a series of evening events sponsored by fashion brand COS.
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Still on the event was also launched “The Serpentine Bag“.
Fashion Brand COS has released a limited-edition backpack to mark the opening of Serpentine Gallery Pavilion of this year. This bag is the result of a partnership with COS and the Serpentine Gallery
This bag was create to be functional and is the ideal accessory to watch the events that taking place in the Serpentine Gallery on the Park Nights programme – a series of live art, performance, theatre, film and poetry events taking place over the summer at the SelgasCano-designed structure.
“Functional and modern, the backpack is made from soft canvas with contrasting raw-edge leather straps and handle,” said COS.
COS has supported the Park Nights programme for three years. Last year, the brand designed two pairs of leather shoes to coincide with the launch.
The Serpentine Bag is available online and from selected COS stores in London. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Serpentine Trust.
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