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Plastic Fantastic

by Suzanne Miao on Jul 31, 2015 in Interiors
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This year, Serpentine Galleries celebrates the 15th anniversary of its world-renowned Pavilion commission with a design by Spanish architects Selgascano

Since it was launched in 2000 by Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Pavilion has become an international site for architectural experimentation, presenting inspirational temporary structures by some of the world's greatest architects, including Frank Gehry in 2008 and Zaha Hadid, who designed the inaugural Pavilion in 2000. Selgascano's design for the 15th Pavilion, on view until 18 October, is an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multicoloured fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) woven through and wrapped like webbing.

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Visitors can enter and exit the Pavilion at a number of different points, passing through a '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 London Underground with its many-layered, chaotic yet structured flow.

This is a preview of the "Plastic Fantastic” article from the August 2015 issue of Perspective magazine.

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