Sitting like a shimmering badly wrapped Christmas present the structure glistens in the sun. This year’s Serpentine Pavilion is whimsical and fun.
The delicate hues of the plastic skin give the building a delicate, living, light feel almost like it is hovering. Plastic woven ribbons contribute some texture and direction and project interesting silhouettes.
Once inside one feels rather like standing inside a rainbow, but for the distinct smell of hot plastic.
The floor is white and slightly reflective and strangely dips to the centre of the space contributing to the organic feeling of this “creature”.
It does have an oasis-like charm to it and in a heavy downpour it could create a pleasant hideaway. The pavilion is quite a novelty but indeed it was only built for temporary measures it cannot claim to be sustainable nor stringent in design but it is fun!
The Serpentine Pavilion is at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park until October 2015.