Bjarke Ingels Group’s Serpentine Pavilion Reopens in Toronto Next Month
Purchased by Westbank, BIG’s “unzipped wall” will debut in the Ontario capital following the 2016 installation in London.
The pavilion that Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed for London’s Serpentine Galleries back in 2016 will eventually take up residence at a mixed-use tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, but it is first opening next month in Toronto. Purchased by Canadian real estate developer Westbank, the pavilion is currently under construction beside BIG’s and Westbank’s project King Street West. The pavilion will be open to the public from September through November 2018.
“Westbank has a well established and growing relationship with Bjarke and his team at BIG,” said Westbank founder Ian Gillespie in a description on Westbank’s website. “Purchasing the Pavilion was a very natural extension of that partnership and we want to give Bjarke’s creation the most interesting afterlife of any of the previous pavilions.”
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