London-based Second Home, a company that provides work space for entrepreneurs and social impact organizations, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) are teaming up to bring Madrid-based architecture practice SelgasCano's 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion to Los Angeles this summer. Dubbed the Second Home Serpentine Pavilion, the 866-square-foot structure will be rebuilt at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum—which affiliated with NHMLAC—in Hollywood.
"The Pavilion is an opportunity to experience one of the boldest and most innovative designs in contemporary architecture,” said Lori Bettison-Varga, president and director of NHMLAC, in a press release. “But it’s also a place for people to meet and be inspired by a range of activities throughout the summer.”
The colorful pavilion made of ETFE fabric-and-webbing panels will be set on a grassy patch near the tar pits, which are some of the only active urban Ice Age excavations sites in the world. Throughout its installation from June 28 through Nov. 24, the Second Home Serpentine Pavilion will host a number of free public film screenings, lectures, and other events focusing on issues including diversity in entrepreneurship; the future of equity and sustainability in Los Angeles; and the convergence of art, design, nature, and science in innovation, sponsored by Second Home and NHMLAC, according to the release.
“The Pavilion will be a space for diverse communities and ideas to come together," said Rohan Silva, co-founder of Second Home, in the release.
Admission to the Second Home Serpentine Pavilion will be free and open to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from June 28 through Nov. 24.