Elíasson and Thorsen give Serpentine Gallery new spin

July 25th, 2007

Serpentine Gallery PavilionVia Serpentine Gallery

London’s Serpentine Gallery, located in Hyde Park’s Kensington Gardens, literally received a new twist thanks to the joint efforts of artist Ólafur Elíasson and architect Kjetil Thorsen. Together, the duo designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, a wooden “spinning-top” that will offer guests views across Kensington Gardens.

The outside of the structure was constructed using plywood while other sections of the edifice will feature fir and spruce. A dark wood finish will complement the timber that was used to erect the spiral ramp. Serpentine’s wooden pavilion is set to open in August and will run through November.

Serpentine Gallery Inside PavilionVia Serpentine Gallery

Danish-born Eliasson is best known in London for his 2003 work “The Weather Project” which ran at the Tate Modern. – Andrew Eisen


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007