Porto’s Serralves Foundation is known for its architecture, impeccable programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions as well as its fantastic gardens.
Currently hidden in the vast park which hosts the foundation is a mirrored pavilion designed by depA, a Portuguese architecture agency based in Porto. Titled ‘liquid pavilion’, the structure is clad with mirrored façades that enhance its surroundings including plants, a nearby lake as well as the delicate tiles of a traditional azuleijo-adorned antique bench. Liquid pavilion blends into the landscape and makes it for a spectacular element. Responding to the Foundation’s architecture by Alvaro Siza, the temporary installation hosts ‘O peixe’ an impressive short video work by Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade.
‘The extracted polygon, once implanted in the park and with its original context altered, including the transformation of its shape and materiality, becomes something new and detaches itself from its original source,’ depA say about the project.