On sunday - Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008

Work is nearly complete on the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008, which will give England the first built project by legendary architect Frank Gehry, opening 20 July. The spectacular structure – designed and engineered in collaboration with Arup – is anchored by four massive steel columns and is comprised of large timber planks and a complex network of overlapping glass planes that create a dramatic, multi-dimensional space. Gehry and his team took inspiration for this year’s Pavilion from a fascinating variety of sources including the elaborate wooden catapults designed by Leonardo da Vinci as well as the striped walls of summer beach huts. Part-amphitheatre, part-promenade, these seemingly random elements will make a transformative place for reflection and relaxation by day, and discussion and performance by night.

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion series, now entering its ninth year, is the world’s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind, and is one of the most anticipated events in the international design calendar.

Time: July 20, 2008 at 6pm
Location: Serpentine Gallery
Street: Kensington Gardens
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.serpentinegaller...
Contact Info: 020 7402 6075
Event Type: Pavilion
Organized By: Serpentine Gallery

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