Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010

London / United Kingdom / 2010

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This year--the Serpentine's 40th Anniversary--the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. This 2010 Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery's annual series, the world's first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect's first completed building in the UK. The Pavilion commission has become an international site for architectural experimentation and follows a long tradition of Pavilions by some of the world's greatest architects. The immediacy of the commission - a maximum of six months from invitation to completion - provides a unique model worldwide. The design for the 2010 Pavilion is a contrast of lightweight materials and dramatic metal cantilevered structures. The entire design is rendered in a vivid red that, in a play of opposites, contrasts with the green of its park setting. In London, the colour reflects the iconic British images of traditional telephone boxes, post boxes and London buses. The building consists of bold geometric forms, large retractable awnings and a sloped freestanding wall that stands 12m above the lawn. Striking glass, polycarbonate and fabric structures create a versatile system of interior and exterior spaces, while the flexible auditorium will accommodate the Serpentine Gallery Park Nights and the changing summer weather. [IT] La struttura disegnata da Jean Nouvel propone una combinazione di materiali leggeri e spettacolari strutture metalliche a sbalzo. Il tutto immaginato nella vivace colorazione del rosso – che a Londra contraddistingue le cabine telefoniche, le cassette della posta e gli autobus urbani – in contrasto con il verde naturale del parco. Una parete autoportante di 12m presenta una inclinazione che sembra voler sfidare la legge di gravità. Dotata di un’ampia copertura retrattile, la struttura consente una sistemazione versatile degli spazi interni ed esterni. “È un privilegio – commenta il direttore di Arup David Glover – poter dare il nostro contributo anche quest’anno nella progettazione del padiglione. L’impegno di Arup per il Serpentine Pavilion è testimonianza di quanto crediamo nel progetto nonché dell’esperienza positiva che la nostra squadra ha potuto vivere lavorando al fianco dei più bravi architetti contemporanei. Lo studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel è rinomato per un approccio alla progettazione rigoroso e contestuale che comporta l’apprezzamento di tutte le sue architetture. Senza dubbio il padiglione di qest’anno non sarà una eccezione”.
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    This year--the Serpentine's 40th Anniversary--the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. This 2010 Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery's annual series, the world's first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect's first completed building in the UK. The Pavilion commission has become an international site for architectural experimentation and follows a long tradition of Pavilions by some of the...

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    • Year 2010
    • Work started in 2010
    • Work finished in 2010
    • Client Serpentine Gallery
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Pavilions / Exhibitions /Installations
    • Websitehttp://www.serpentinegallery.org
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