Olafur Eliasson . Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Place: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London
Artist/Architect: Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen
Client: Olafur Eliasson / Serpentine Gallery
Design and construction of the 120 “sails” of the Serpentine Gallery summer pavilion designed by the artist Olafur Eliasson and the architect Kjetil Thorsen at Kensington Gardens in London.
Preparation of approx. 14,000 m cable for 12 architectural sails on 4 machine benches and installation. One sail consists of approx. 120 m of braided special cables with 32 strands. Every sail has its own individual dimensional variations.
The sail was delivered with an initial tension and fitted in its final position (tensioned) in adjustable special bearings. It is fitted in an upward helix over a course of 70 m with an altered connection angle.
approx. 120 pieces; 3200 mm x 550 mm
fluorescent synthetic rope
special aluminium water cuts and construction of the machine tables
draw-in of the special cables into the machine tables
special brackets (tensionable)
calculation of the clamping force, crimping technology
64 x 120 drillings (round counter sunk)
transport packing and logistics