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Silva lining undermines pavilion’s hipness

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At the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion the assembled press were treated to the sight of culture minister Ed Vaizey taking to the stage to express his admiration for the project.

He was quick to add that the current government were big fans of the pavilion’s architect SelgasCano, and any ‘self-respecting Conservative would go to Second Home [the SelgasCano-designed hip Shoreditch workspace]’ as it is owned by former special adviser to number 10 Rohan Silva.

Second Home

Selgas Cano’s Second Home in Shoreditch

Maybe the place isn’t as cool as we first thought.

And given the expenses scandal, shouldn’t MPs be a little wary about second homes? 

At the press launch, prying eyes were kept away from some of the freebies that will be lavished upon guests at the pavilion’s swanky launch party.

Like most of its predecessors, SelgasCano’s pavilion leaks. But this year guests will be able to keep dry with the umbrella they will receive, complete with a rendering of the pavilion printed on the underside.

Planning for better weather maybe, PRs were also overheard discussing the delivery of some special beach balls.


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