As a means of bringing architecture and art together, Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen of Snohetta have created the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, in 2007. Based on the idea of a winding ramp, the pavilion explores the concept of creating a pavilion in just one level, but adding the element of vertical circulation by playing with the height.

courtesy of Olafur Eliason and Kjetil Thorsen

Courtesy of Olafur Eliason and Kjetil Thorsen

The team has created a wide spiraling ramp that completes two turns, offering view towards the Kensington Gardens at its highest point, the visitors being able to go from the lawn to the roof with the help of the ramp, which brings together the interior of the Pavilion and its surroundings. The space is well defined by a geometric pattern that is used both as a wall surface and as a place to sit.

courtesy of Olafur Eliason and Kjetil Thorsen

Courtesy of Olafur Eliason and Kjetil Thorsen

By:Lidia Ratoi

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