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2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Hyde Park, London, England


Arts Council of London


Álvaro Siza | Eduardo Souto de Moura


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Pavilion where each element is unique, having a different length and inclination. This geometric freedom enables the complex form, demanded by the architect to be precisely expressed - "a crouching animal, hunched, ready to pounce on the gallery building".

The structure is formed with 427 unique timber beams interlocked to create the dramatic 17m clear span, in a shifting rhythm. The column-free roof and walls are formed by an undulating offset grid of laminated timber.

The reciprocal beam system creates a continuous structure that runs from the roof down to form the walls of the pavilion.

The pavilion is extremely different, with 248 transparent polycarbonate panels each incorporating an autonomous solar-powered light.

The afaconsult took part in the Pavilion structural viability, as a part of OVE ARUP & Partners.

2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
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