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UDC Gymnasium Under Stands / GLF Arquitectos

  • Architects: GLF Arquitectos
  • Location: Campus Universitario, 15008 A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Óscar Fidalgo
  • Construction: Aticoruña
  • Project Area: 408.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Héctor Santos-Díez

© Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez

Bambi Early Childhood Educational Center / Plan9

  • Architects: Plan9
  • Location: Calle Mejorana, 14960 Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain
  • Project Architects: Gloria García de la Banda García, José Luque Bellido
  • Project Area: 1008.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda , José Luque

© José Luque © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda

Plywood Trio Apartment in Madrid / BUJ+COLÓN Arquitectos

© Elena Almagro  © Elena Almagro  © Elena Almagro  © Elena Almagro

Inter-generational Center in Atarfe / Luis Llopis y Eva Chacón

  • Architects: Bonsai Arquitectos
  • Location: 18230 Atarfe, Granada, España
  • Arquitectos socios: Luis Llopis and Eva Chacón
  • Technical Architect: Cristina Llopis
  • Project Area: 982.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas

Baza Municipal Library / Redondo y Trujillo Arquitectos

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla

The Work of SelgasCano, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Designers

The latest designer of the prestigious Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has been named as SelgasCano, the Spanish practice known for their use of the latest synthetic materials and new technology. The Serpentine Pavilion, which has grown to become one of the most visited annual architecture attractions in the world, aims to provide architects who have never built in the UK their first chance to do so. In the past, this has led to pavilions by globally-recognized names such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, and Peter Zumthor, but in recent years the Serpentine Gallery seems to have changed course a little, instead bringing lesser-known, emergent stars to a much wider audience. This was true of Smiljan Radić and his 2014 pavilion, and will likely prove true for the duo of José Selgas and Lucía Cano.

Although designs for the 2015 pavilion will not be released until February, SelgasCano have promised "to use only one material... the Transparency," adding that "the most advanced technologies will be needed to be employed to accomplish that transparency." This coy description perhaps calls to mind the design of their own office, a partially sunken tube of a building with one side made entirely of curved glass, which won them widespread recognition in 2009.

To give a better idea of the design style that SelgasCano will bring to the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, we've rounded up a number of their major projects for your viewing pleasure, after the break.

Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan Congress Center and Auditorium. Image © Flickr CC user fernando carrasco Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan Silicon House. Image © Roland Halbe Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre Cáseres. Image © Hisao Suzuki

Bakery in Pozoamargo / Isabel Escudero Herrera

  • Architects: Isabel Escudero Herrera
  • Location: 16708 Pozoamargo, Cuenca, Spain
  • Area: 236.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera

Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera

Ca s'Ametller / XLMS

  • Architects: XLMS
  • Location: Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Laia martínez Sitjà, Xavi Lozano Segarra
  • Area: 140.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia

SelgasCano to Design 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

Spanish architects SelgasCano have been selected to design the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which has become one of the top-ten most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world. The Pavilion will stand in Kensington Gardens during the summer and serving as a multi-purpose social space.

The award-winning studio is led by José Selgas and Lucía Cano and will be the first Spanish architecture practice to design a Serpentine Pavilion, with AECOM once again providing the engineering and technical design services. Although designs will not be revealed until February 2015, SelgasCano had this to say about designing the pavilion:

"This is an amazing and unique opportunity to work in a Royal Garden in the centre of London. Both aspects, ‘Garden’ and ‘London’, are very important for us in the development of this project. We are in the middle of a garden, a ‘Royal’ garden indeed, once divided in two and separated by a Serpentine. That garden clings in the middle of London. Garden and London (which best defines London?) will be the elements to show and develop in the Pavilion. For that we are going to use only one material as a canvas for both: the Transparency. That ‘material’ has to be explored in all its structural possibilities, avoiding any other secondary material that supports it, and the most advanced technologies will be needed to be employed to accomplish that transparency. A good definition for the pavilion can be taken from J. M. Barrie: it aims to be as a ‘Betwixt-and-Between’."

University Campus and Science-Technology Park / CANVAS Arquitectos

  • Architects: CANVAS Arquitectos
  • Location: 23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain
  • Project Architects: Juan Vicente y Pablo Núñez, Eduardo Duro
  • Project Area: 14627.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos

Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos

Fine Arts Museum / Estudio Hago

  • Architects: Estudio Hago
  • Location: Badajoz, Badajoz, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Antonio Álvarez-Cienfuegos Rubio & Emilio Delgado Martos
  • Area: 3298.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda 

Housed en Adra / EXarchitects

  • Architects: EXarchitects
  • Location: Adra, Almería, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Claudia Cruz, José Salinas
  • Construction: Holtzdesign.es
  • Area: 65.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Apartment Renovation in Eixample of Barcelona / Adrián Elizalde

  • Architects: Adrián Elizalde
  • Location: Carrer de Provença, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Construction: Forneas Guida
  • Area: 70.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

Single Family House with Garden / DTR_Studio Arquitectos

  • Architects: DTR_Studio Arquitectos
  • Location: Granada, Granada, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Jose Miguel Vázquez , Jose María Olmedo
  • Architects Collaborators: Claudia Gutierrez, Alba Márquez
  • Area: 287.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas