24 Sep Bjarke Ingels’s Serpentine Pavilion Is on a World Tour: First Stop, Toronto.
Original article via Vogue. Click here to read.
When Danish star achitect Bjarke Ingels, responsible for Burning Man’s popular ORB and the new Google headquarters, got the call from the Serpentine Gallery two years ago, he intended to give his pavilion a different afterlife. Ian Gillespie, founder of Westbank, a renowned Canadian development firm and the project’s patron, came up with the idea of sending the structure “on the road” following its initial run at Kensington Gardens. “And so,” says Ingels, “we designed it knowing it would have a traveling life.” The first destination on this world-spanning tour is the bustling Fashion District in Toronto, where it opened last week in a festive ceremony hosted by Westbank