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Firm Tapped for Serpentine Pavilion 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Officials have announced that Johannesburg, South Africa-based Counterspace has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020, which will sit in London’s Kensington Gardens.

The all-woman team, which will also be the youngest to design the structure, will be using both innovating and traditional techniques, mixing low- and high-tech approaches to sustainability for the pavilion’s 20th anniversary.

The Design

According to Serpentine Galleries, the Pavilion will be constructed of a variety of materials, including Kenoteq’s K-Briq modules and cork provided by Amorim. K-Briqs are made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste and made without firing. They reportedly use a tenth of the carbon emissions of normal bricks.

Serpentine Gallery

Officials have announced that Johannesburg, South Africa-based Counterspace has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020, which will sit in London’s Kensington Gardens.

This year, a live program runs throughout the structure as a multi-platform project entitled “Back to Earth” that connects the pavilion to the community. The platform sets out to answer questions such as: How can architecture create a space where we are all linked, not ranked? How can architecture promote wellbeing? Can a structure evolve and change together with the environment?

The structure will include different small parts that will be displaced around the neighborhoods of London. As the summer’s activities at the various locations go on, the parts will be returned to the structure, completing it over the summer.

“The pavilion is itself conceived as an event—the coming together of a variety of forms from across London over the course of the Pavilion’s sojourn,” said lead architect Sumayya Vally of Counterspace.

“These forms are imprints of some of the places, spaces and artifacts, which have made care and sustenance part of London’s identity. The breaks, gradients and distinctions in color and texture between different parts of the Pavilion make this reconstruction and piecing together legible at a glance. As an object, experienced through movement, it has continuity and consistency, but difference and variation are embedded into the essential gesture at every turn.”

The Artists

The collaborative consists of Vally, along with Amina Kaskar and Sarah de Villiers, works primarily with architectural projects, community engagement, exhibition and installation conceptualization, and urban research and design.

The firm is only the third studio founded by women to receive the commission.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Color + Design; Color + Design; Design; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Public spaces; Z-Continents

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