Project: Pavilion of the architect Frank O. Gehry
Event: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008, London, GB
Client: NÜSSLI (Switzerland) Ltd
Service: Project management
The Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a programme of temporary structures by internationally acclaimed architects and individuals. The Pavilion is accompanied by concerts, public talks and other events. This year the pavilion was designed and engineered by Frank O. Gehry. The structure is anchored by four massive columns of steal and timber. The roof consists of nine overlapping glass planes that create a light, multi-dimensional space. A stand-like wooden construction underneath provides space for up to 300 visitors.
In this project we were first of all responsible for the planning of the production and implementation. The work in wood and steal as well as the assembly of the nine glass canopies had to be carried out in just 6 weeks. The ambitious architecture, logistics and a limited workspace represented a special challenge to this project.