Serpentine Pavilion 2018 design revealed
This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion will be designed by award-winning Mexican architect, Frida Escobedo. Her design takes a traditional feature of Mexican architecture, the ‘celosa’ or breeze wall, to create an enclosed courtyard of two rectangular volumes positioned at an angle. The Pavilion will use British-made materials, chosen for their dark colours and textured surfaces, to create a latticed structure of diffused light and fragmented views. Inside, reflective elements will emphasise light and shadow over the course of the day.
We are delighted to announce our involvement in the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Pavilion for the tenth successive year and we’re looking forward to fabricating and constructing this very textural scheme. We are very proud of our work on the Serpentine commission. Since 2009 it has provided us with a unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s most prominent architects on producing a series of vastly different structures.
The annual Serpentine Pavilion commission provides a platform for architectural experimentation and is an established highlight of both the London art scene and the global architectural calendar. These unique structures in the heart of London are used throughout the summer months providing a community hub and cafe by day and a space for debate, events and entertainment at night.
You can read more about our work on past Serpentine Pavilions, here.