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Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Project: Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Category: outdoor - facade
London (UK)

Photos by Luke Hayes
Projects by Zaha Hadid

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, officially opened on September 28th 2013, gives new life to The Magazine, a former gunpowder store, and marks the opening of the second permanent space of the Serpentine Gallery, one of London’s most renowned cultural destinations for modern and contemporary art at the heart of Kensington Gardens.

The new structure designed by architect Zaha Hadid has a curvy and wavy shape contrasting with the adjacent classic and rigid pre-existing building.
The expansion was designed to integrate the solid classic building with an overtly modern, luminous, and dynamic space, in a blend of old and new.

The five inside columns that support the huge fiberglass cover of the pavilion are illuminated using a special lighting product created by Artemide with high-performance features, originating from the company’s high design skills displayed with the LED-based Ego spotlight.  

The directional projectors Ego 90 and Ego 150 (special project) placed at the foot of the columns allow focus and a direct luminous flow without dispersing light across the environment, while enhancing their beauty.

The long-standing experience of Artemide in the sector results in development of special projects with custom lighting appliances created with innovative materials, which ensure a limited environmental impact and optimize energy efficiency for a well-meditated use of light.