Danish architect Bjarke Ingels unveils the Serpentine Pavilion
The geometric structure has been built from 1,802 fiberglass frames, and references the simple and basic form of a brick wall. It is an impressive yet simple building in Hyde Park. Together, the undulating frames effortlessly combine multi-functional features and simultaneously serve as a wall, a covered hallway, a gate and a general gathering space. The pavilion appears as a transparent rectangle when viewed from the side, and an opaque, curving sculptural shape when seen from either end.
Bjarke Ingels describes his design as a giant shelf which will inherently ‘create a lot of unscripted possibilities outside and inside’.
The Serpentine Architecture Programme expands for 2016, with four Summer Houses joining the Serpentine Pavilion.