In 2014, for the second year running, AECOM was appointed to help design and deliver the annual Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London.
AECOM provided engineering and technical services for the design by Chilean architect, Smiljan Radic, as well as cost and project management services.
The team worked closely with Radic to deliver the temporary, cylindrical structure. Inspired by the castle in Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant and the boy hidden in an egg from the Brothers Grimm’s The Sea-Hare, the Pavilion occupied a footprint of approximately 350 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery and provided a multi-purpose social space, including a cafe.
The 2014 pavilion is now installed at the Hauser & Wirth Somerset gallery at Durslade Farm, Bruton.