The Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Pavilion is now open and with such glorious weather over the weekend, I eagerly made a visit with the OH and Little Man.
This year’s installation was designed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano who together make up Selgascano. Established in Madrid where the majority of their buildings have been commissioned, these architects have created a vibrant and exciting structure for Kensington Gardens.
As well as feeding the photographer’s compulsion to snap away at every detail in sight, this structure is also a real joy to walk around. Little Man had a field day running around as did plenty of other kids, which was fantastic to see. Crossing Kensington Gardens, Little Man was keen to visit ‘the playground’ so when we arrived at the pavilion I explained that this was an architectural playground. And in a moment he ran off with OH running after him.
There is plenty for everyone to appreciate with this year’s pavilion. I think it has a lot to do with the myriad of shapes and colours.
There are also cafés inside and outside so if you want to linger around this psychedelic wonderland for a while longer you can.
I have generally been a fan of most summer installations at The Serpentine Gallery but this year’s pavilion feels particularly inspiring. It’s always great to see a burst of colour on the London landscape.