Escobedo’s pavilion is framed by walls of concrete tiles, designed as a reinterpretation of the perforated “celosia” wall that is common in Mexican architecture. It also features a triangular pool of water and a curving mirrored ceiling, which create distorted reflection.
The walls are designed to run parallel with two different axes: the facade of the Serpentine Gallery behind, and the Prime Meridian. The aim was to allow the building to be site-specific in its current location, as well as in its unknown future location.
These images by Irish photographer Ste Murray offer a look both inside and outside the structure, and also reveal the view from above.