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Serpentine Pavilion 2016 by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG); Design render © Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG); Design render © Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG); Design render © Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG); Design render © Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

This year, the prestigious Pavilion of Londons Serpentine Galleries will be designed by Danish architecture studio Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The design will be made from a series of box-like fiberglass frames stacked on top of each other, in a pattern based on a common brick wall. The architect imagined the pavilion as solid wall that has been „unzipped“ to create a three-dimensional space. We have attempted to create a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-from yet rigorous,; modular yet sculptural; both transparent and opaque; both solid box and blob“, states the architect. Further, he adds tht „this unzipping of the wall turns the line into a surface, transforming the wall into a space, (…) At the top, the wall appears like a straight line, while at the bottom, it forms a sheltered valley at the entrance of the pavilion and an undulating hillside towards the Park.“

Bjarke Ingels (born 1974) is a Danish architect. He heads the architectural practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG),

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