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Video | Serpentine Pavilion 2018 revealed

New aerial footage of the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion in London has been released by consultant Aecom.

This year’s pavilion has been designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo and built by specialist contractor Stage One.

It will be the sixth time the temporary attraction in Hyde Park has been engineered by Aecom together with Intelligent Engineering Group chief executive David Glover.

Aecom lead drone pilot Ross Manship said: “The beauty of a project like the Serpentine Pavilion is that it can look so different from various angles and usually people are only given this perspective from the ground. It’s great to give people an aerial view of this iconic and inspirational project.

“Working on this project makes a change from my usual day job, which usually involves working with drones on infrastructure projects or 3D visualisations of proposed developments, collecting photos and videos to be used in public consultations.

“We have the capability in house to add 3D visualisations of proposed developments and the eye in the sky view from a drone really helps to create a view of how things might look that people can really grasp.”

Last year, Aecom did the structural design for the Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Pavilion, the roof structure of which was inspired by a tree used as a meeting place in Kéré’s native village of Gando in Burkina Faso.

In the structure, a series of cantilevering trusses ranging from 6m to 10m in length fan round to mirror the tree’s canopy, funnelling down to a central ellipse. Curved, 3m high timber walls constructed from a tessellating triangular pattern form four different spaces within the pavilion.


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