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The Work of SelgasCano, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Designers

The Work of SelgasCano, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Designers
The Work of SelgasCano, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Designers, Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan

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 + 27

Office in the Woods (SelgasCano Architecture Office)

Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan

Auditorium in Cartagena

Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan
Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan

Merida Factory Youth Movement

Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan
Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan

Silicon House

Silicon House. Image © Pablo Zuloaga
Silicon House. Image © Pablo Zuloaga
Silicon House. Image © Roland Halbe
Silicon House. Image © Roland Halbe
Silicon House. Image © Roland Halbe
Silicon House. Image © Roland Halbe

Badajoz Congress Center and Auditorium

Congress Center and Auditorium. Image © Flickr CC user fernando carrasco
Congress Center and Auditorium. Image © Flickr CC user fernando carrasco
Badajoz Congress Center and Auditorium. Image © Flickr CC user fernando carrasco
Badajoz Congress Center and Auditorium. Image © Flickr CC user fernando carrasco

Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre Cáseres

Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre Cáseres. Image © Hisao Suzuki
Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre Cáseres. Image © Hisao Suzuki

Exhibit for SPAINLab (Spain's 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion)

Exhibit for SPAINLab, Spain's 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
Exhibit for SPAINLab, Spain's 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
Exhibit for SPAINLab, Spain's 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
Exhibit for SPAINLab, Spain's 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
Exhibit for SPAINLab, Spain's 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
Exhibit for SPAINLab, Spain's 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
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Cite: Rory Stott. "The Work of SelgasCano, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Designers" 08 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/575945/the-works-of-selgascano-the-2015-serpentine-pavilion-designers/> ISSN 0719-8884
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