Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002

Cecil Balmond, Toyo Ito12 July 2002 - 29 September 2002

Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilions: Annual Architectural Commissions and Public Programmes

Toyo Ito and Cecil Balmond’s 2002 Pavilion was an exploration of the columnless box, an algorithm of a cube that expanded as it rotated. The structure was made up of lines crossing in space, a visual puzzle that pushed the eye around its form. The numerous triangles and trapezoids formed by this system of intersecting lines were clad to be either transparent or translucent, giving a sense of infinitely repeated motion. The whole concept of the permeable, temporary structure appealed to Ito’s fondness for lightness and ethereality.


  • Title: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002
  • Creator: Toyo Ito, Cecil Balmond, Arup
  • Date Created: 12 July 2002 - 29 September 2002
  • Further Information: <a href="http://www.toyo-ito.co.jp/">Toyo Ito</a> <a href="http://www.arup.com/">Arup</a>
  • Acknowledgements: Architectural Design Toyo Ito Cecil Balmond Design Team: Toyo Ito & Associates Takeo Higashi Hiromi Hosoya Takayuki MiyoshiStructural Engineering: Arup Daniel Bosia Pat Dallard Ray Ingles Chris Murgatroyd Charles WalkerProject and Construction Management: Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd Tom Barton Chris Deverson Benny Kelly Ranjith RatnasinghamProject Director: Serpentine Gallery Julia Peyton-JonesProject Leader: Serpentine Gallery Mark RobinsonProject Advisors Lord Palumbo, Chairman, Serpentine Gallery Trustees Peter Rogers, Stanhope City of Westminster Planning and Transportation Department Furniture Design Ross Lovegrove Contractors Avondale Construction Ltd Bovis Lend Lease Ltd Clipfine Ltd Corus Dow Corning Driade Edra Laing O’Rourke Plc Montagu Evans Saint-Gobain Glass SAS International Ltd Seele Sheetfabs (Nottm) Ltd Siteco Ltd South London Timber Co. Ltd T. Clarke Plc Viaduct William Hare Ltd Sponsors Saint-Gobain Glass Hare Advisors Arup Stanhope
  • Type: Architecture
  • External Link: Serpentine Gallery

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