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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 by Frank Gehry

Ben Magahy and James Simpson

2008

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 gives England the first built project by architect Frank Gehry. Watch a time-lapse film of the Pavilion's construction.

From The Serpentine: “The spectacular structure—designed and engineered in collaboration with Arup—is anchored by four massive steel columns and is comprised of large timber planks and a complex network of overlapping glass planes that create a dramatic, multi-dimensional space. Gehry and his team took inspiration for this year's Pavilion from a fascinating variety of sources including the elaborate wooden catapults designed by Leonardo da Vinci as well as the striped walls of summer beach huts. Part amphitheater, part promenade, these seemingly random elements make a transformative place for reflection and relaxation by day, and discussion and performance by night.”

On view July 20 to October 19, 2008.