sábado, 5 de maio de 2007


The Serpentine Gallery has invited the world-famous artist Olafur Eliasson and the distinguished Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen, of the architectural practice Snøhetta, to collaborate on the 2007 Pavilion.
The Serpentine Gallery architectural commission is taking a step into the future by expanding the design team to include a visual artist. This will bring an extra dimension to the project that already holds a unique place in the innovation of architectural practice.

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s work explores the relationship between individual people and their surroundings, as experienced in his awe-inspiring large-scale installation The weather project, 2003, at Tate Modern. Eliasson is currently involved in numerous architectural projects internationally, including the Icelandic National Concert and Conference Centre in Reykjavik (design of the building envelope).
Kjetil Thorsen is co-founder of Snøhetta, one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural practices. Thorsen is responsible for the design of award-winning public buildings globally and has collaborated with Eliasson several times, including on the New National Opera House, Oslo, currently under construction. He is a founder of Galleri Rom, Oslo, and is also Professor at the Institute for Experimental Studies in Architecture at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. As in previous years Cecil Balmond, Deputy Chairman, Arup, and the Advanced Geometry Unit, led by Daniel Bosia, will lend invaluable assistance to the structural engineering and design of the Pavilion.