london: serpentine gallery pavilion 2015

© serpentine galleries / photography: naaro

instigated at the turn of the century, serpentine galleries celebrates each summer season with an architectural event that has now become one of the planet's most visited design exhibitions. some of the most gifted architects have created a seasonal serpentine pavilion amidst the greens of kensington gardens, including frank gehry, zaha hadid and sou fujimoto. for this 15th edition the renowned art venue has tapped josé selgas and lucía cano of madrid-based practice selgascano to come up with an inspiring design. and the spanish duo totally delivers, concocting an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure that consists of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured ,fluorine-based polymer woven through and wrapped like webbing.

visitors can enter and exit the pavilion at a number of different points, passing through a so-called secret corridor between the outer and inner layer of the structure, and into the pavilion’s colourful interior. the architects’ inspiration not only came from the site itself, but from the ways in which people move through london, notably the subway with its many-layered, chaotic yet structured flow [open through oct 18]. on friday evenings, between july and september, the serpentine pavilion will once again become the stage for the serpentine’s park nights series of live events. location: serpentine galleries, west carriage drive, kensington gardens [kensington].

© serpentine galleries / photography: iwan baan