After a long period of so-so weather, cloudy skies and drops of rain, summer has finally arrived in London with the beginning of the month of July.
And as always, this time of year means that in one of London’s greatest parks, Hyde Park, a new architectural structure opens to the public as part of the Serpentine Gallery’s cultural summer programme.
This year, which marks the 15th anniversary of the annual tradition, a series of talks and events on art, performance, literature, theatre and film will take place at a beautifully colorful structure, designed by a Madrid-based architectural practice called SelgasCano.
The co-directors, José Selgas and Lucía Cano, wanted to provide an experience through the use of very 'simple elements: structure, light...change, surprise, colour and materials', they said.
The result is an playful, innovative stucture, an almost caterpillar-shaped pavilion made from translucent layers of multi-coloured fabric membrane panels. A bright and brilliant structure in rainbow hues that looks even more magical in the dark.
A definite must see if you’re travelling to London this summer. Find more info about opening times and cultural events on the website.