TQ2679 : Umbrellas, belated addition to Serpentine Gallery 2016

taken 5 years ago, near to Kensington, Kensington And Chelsea, Great Britain

Umbrellas, belated addition to Serpentine Gallery 2016
Umbrellas, belated addition to Serpentine Gallery 2016
The pavilion leaks when it rains. Soon after the pavilion opened the cafe inside closed because of the leaks. Eventually some large umbrellas were installed, rather spoiling the architect's vision of the structure. Perhaps he should have designed it to be waterproof in the first place.
Serpentine Pavilion 2016

The Serpentine Pavilion, designed by the Danish Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is designed as an ‘unzipped wall’ as if two layers of bricks are pulled apart to form a space between them. The bricks of the walls are fibreglass extrusions, open at the ends, so that from the side there is a view through the wall. This also allows wind and rain to whistle through, making the space within liable to get wet. The pavilion by day houses a café and free family activities and by night becomes a space for the Serpentine’s programme of performing works.

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Tuesday, 6 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2679 7998 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2724N 0:10.4751W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2681 7997
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