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the serpentine reveals design for 15th annual summer pavilion

Spanish architects SelgasCano are behind this year's colourful, design.

by Felix Petty
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25 March 2015, 11:55am

The 15th Serpentine Pavilion has been revealed, a colourful, fun and futuristic entry from the Spanish post-modernist architecture husband-and-wife, SelgasCano, their first building in the UK.

The commission, taken on previously by such luminaries as Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer, Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond, Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel, SelgasCano's design merges, like much of their work, the outside and inside; featuring transparent membranes, secret exits, and stained glass. The architecht's have said they were inspired by the 15th anniversary: "The structure therefore had to be - without resembling previous Pavilions - a tribute to them all and a homage to all the stories told within those designs."

The Pavilion will also become the stage for the Serpentine's Park Nights series, which bring together art, poetry, music, film, literature and theory and include three new major commissions by artists Jesse Darling, Fleur Melbourn and Marianna Simnett.

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Serpentine Pavilion designed by SelgasCano 2015
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© Steven Kevin Howson / SelgasCano