With this year's Serpentine Pavilion in London scheduled to open next week, the Serpentine Gallery has released construction images of SelgasCano's multi-colored plastic shelter. The images by NAARO show the double-skinned ETFE-coated structure taking shape, and give an impression of the spatial experience offered by the "secret corridors" which circumnavigate and provide access to the interior space.
"We sought a way to allow the public to experience architecture through the simplest elements: structure, light, transparency, shadows, lightness, form, sensitivity, change, surprise, color and materials," explained the architects when they unveiled the design in March. "Each entrance allows for a specific journey through the space, characterized by color, light and irregular shapes with surprising volumes."
The images released show this vision beginning to emerge, as we see the contrasting application of ETFE webbing and sheets, alongside the amorphous structural ribs.
SelgasCano's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is scheduled to open on June 25th, and will be in place at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park until October 18th, 2015. For more information, visit the Serpentine Gallery website.