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In pictures: Constructing the Serpentine pavilion

Images have been revealed of the construction of Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London

The pavilion, once again engineered by AECOM, resembles a semi-translucent shell resting on large quarry stones.

Built on site in just six weeks the pavilion, designed by relatively unknown Chilean talent Smiljan Radic, was prefabricated in sections by Olympic Cauldron manufacturers Stage One.

Constructed from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), which is more commonly used in boat-building the shell is just 13mm thick and is supported by a steel structure.

The steel structure is sat on five massive rocks – a trademark of Radic’s work.

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