TRIBUTE | The Spanish Serpentine

One more year, and it’s been fourteen before.

The site for architectural experimentation par excellence turns 15 this year. The Serpentine Pavilion, in London, is here to gather together some of the world’s greatest architects and designers. 

You may remember us talking about this wonderful yearly project before, but 2015 is special. This year the 15th Serpentine Pavilion is being designed by a Spanish studio, SelgasCano. We always support our fellow Spaniards, and even more if we’re talking about José Selgas and Lucía Cano, award-winners and first-timers on representing our country in such a marvelous stage. 

This year structure is an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent polymer wrapped like webbing. Visitors will be able to enter and exit the Pavilion at different points. 

In the interior, they’ll find a brilliant –literally–, stained glass-effect floor. The building is very organic, it kinda mixes with the surroundings, the Kensington Gardens, leaving out the colors. The chrysalis-like structure and the translucent walls will be an experience for the visitors to enjoy their summer in. 

The goal of the Pavilion is, as always, to be a flexible multi-purpose social space to be open to everyone throughout summer. 

PS: Here's an exclusive video preview from DeZeen explaining the project