Park Nights 2015 prelude: Fifteen years of the Pavilion Commission, with selgascano, Sou Fujimoto, Smiljan Radić and Sarah Ichioka
Architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano discussed the concepts behind the design of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, as well as the history of the Commission with 2013 and 2014 architects, Sou Fujimoto and Smiljan Radić and Serpentine Directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, in a conversation moderated by Sarah Ichioka.
The Serpentine Pavilion has become an international site for architectural experimentation, presenting inspirational temporary structures by some of the world’s greatest architects. A much-anticipated landmark in London each summer, the Pavilion is one of the top 10 most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world.
In 2015, Spanish architects selgascano designed the 15th Serpentine Pavilion. The award-winning studio, headed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano, was the first Spanish architecture practice to be asked to design the temporary Pavilion on the Serpentine’s lawn in London’s Kensington Gardens. In keeping with the criteria of the scheme, this was the studio’s first new structure in the UK.