Saturday, July 29, 2006

Tony Hall visits Serpentine Pavilion

Some people get to have all the fun. Check out, and keep an eye on Tony Hall's blog. He posted some well taken photograps of the Serpentine Pavilion in London on his blog. According to his comment at this -OMA Arch. Fan in Seattle- site, he'll be attending some of the presentations within "the egg".

Friday, July 21, 2006

Time Out Park Nights at the Serpentine Gallery



Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist interview over 50 people in 24 hours. Leading artists, architects, philosophers, writers, filmmakers and economists debate critical issues of the day with particular focus on London.

6pm - 9pm
Ken Adam / David Adjaye / Brian Eno / Zaha Hadid / Charles Jenks / Hanif Kureishi / Ken Loach / Tim O’Toole / Yinka Shonibare

9pm - 12am
Michael Clark / Tony Elliott / David Greene and Sam Hardingham / Susan Hiller / Tim Newburn / Tom McCarthy

12am - 3am
Ron Arad / Marcus du Sautoy / Pedro Ferreira / Mark Leckey / Roger Hiorns / Olivia Plender / Peter Saville / Richard Wentworth / Jane and Louise Wilson / Cerith Wyn Evans

3am - 6am
Abake / Shumon Basar and Marcus Miessen / Anat Ben-David / Sophie Fiennes / Russell Haswell / Damien Hirst / Ant Genn

6am - 9am
Zygmunt Bauman / Michael Bracewell and Linder / Ryan Gander / Gilbert and George / Iain Sinclair / Caruso St John

9am - 12pm
Eleanor Bron / Mark Cousins / Giles Deacon and Katie Grand / Patrick Keiller / Isaac Julien / Doreen Massey / Mary Midgley

12pm - 3pm
Peter Cook / Richard Hamilton / Gustav Metzger / Gautam Malkani / Chantal Mouffe

3pm - 6pm
Tariq Ali / David Bailey / Hussein Chalayan / Doris Lessing / Milan Rai / Marina Warner

The 24-hour interview marathon is made up of eight three-hour sessions. Each pavilion ticket allows access to the Pavilion for one three-hour session.

Access to the Pavilion lawn on Friday evening or all-day Saturday. Interviews will be relayed by audio outside the Pavilion.

Pavilion Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions) for a 3 hour session

Lawn Tickets: £5 (no re-admittance) Friday or Saturday

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
T 020 7402 6075

Time Out Park Nights
or at the Gallery Lobby Desk

Schedule of contributors may be subject to change

Time Out Park Nights at the Serpentine Gallery is supported by:
Arts Council England
Lottery Funded
The Royal Parks
Pilsner Urquell

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006

On July 13 the the Serpentine Pavilion will be opened to the public. From then until October 15 all kinds of activities and events will take place. Rem Koolhaas will for instance interview artists he has invited himself. On July 28 and some time in October, a 24-hour debate marathon will take place. Admittance is free, and you can have a coffee or watch a video inside the Pavilion.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Realdania at Bryghusgrunden in Copenhagen

Judging committee of Realdania unanimously has chosen OMA to design buildings and public space on the location of the old Brewery site in the neighborhood called Bryghusgrunden.

Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon will head the design team, while Chris van Duijn has been appointed to head the project team.

Within an area covering 12.000 square meters, the architects need to envision Realdania's new headquarters, gallery space for the Danish Architecture Centre, housing, offices and recreation areas. All this interspersed with public space, to create a lively ambiance. Projected opening date is in 2010.

Realdania is a strategic foundation created with the objective of initiating and supporting projects that improve the man made environment. The foundation's mission is to enhance quality of life in Denmark, by means of quality design and building.
Realdania was established in late 2000 following a merger between two large financial institutions. At the end of 2005 RealdaniaÂ’s net capital amounted to approx. 3,9 billion Euro. In 2005 the foundation's grants amounted to approximately 120 million Euro. Realdania is currently involved in approx. 45 strategic flagship projects and approx. 210 focus projects.