Together with my team at AKTII we have the extreme privilege to engineer this year’s Serpentine Pavillion, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.
Made from a series of box-like fibreglass frames stacked on top of each other, in a pattern based on a common brick wall, the pavilion was designed, engineered and assembled in less than 6 months.
The computational research team (p.art) were heavily involved in the design of the structure, creating parametric setting out and structural verification tools, such as our in-house Re.AKT toolkit.
The superstructure is formed of two surfaces which begin as separate sinusoidal walls at ground level and rise to merge as a straight, horizontal line at an elevation of 14 m above ground.
Fiberline in Denmark manufactured the GFRP bricks to a new improved mixture to enhance the material’s stiffness, and these were then joined by aluminium connectors and bolts.
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