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Open House London

Nature as Architecture: Talk and Q&A with selgascano and Paul Gazerwitz

Event Details
16 Sep 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Open House London

Join architects selgascano and Paul Gazerwitz for a talk and Q&A about their work for the OmVed Gardens Pavilion and landscape.

OmVed Gardens is proud to take part on the 30th edition of Open House Festival London, opening their pavilion to visits the weekend of the 16-18th September and hosting architects selgascano and Paul Gazerwitz to discuss their work and their relationship with nature.

The OmVed Gardens Pavilion was commissioned to Madrid-based architectural atelier selgascano to be conceived as a flexible exhibition and events space that could host an exhibition at Chelsea Flower Show 2022 and later provide a new space for reflection, education and inspiration by the pond at OmVed Gardens.

The design of the structure is inspired by the organic and dynamic forms of nature and the transformational potential of seeds. It also aims to reflect and melt into the OmVed Gardens landscape, designed by Paul Gazerwitz. Its innovative shape and features include a transparent rooftop supported by a sinuous series of rotating walls that can be set into different positions.

Join the architects for a talk and Q&A to know more about the pavilion and its landscape and the role of nature on their practices.

selgascano was established in Madrid in 1998 by Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano. They have worked on a wide variety of projects, always keeping nature at the core.

They are renowned in London for their iridescent 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, their distinctive Second Home Workspaces and their additions to London’s new Design District at Greenwich Peninsula.

They have exhibited at the MOMA in NY, the Guggenheim in NY, the Venice Biennale, the Chicago Architectural Biennal, the GA Gallery in Tokyo, The MOT (Contemporary art museum of Tokyo), the Design Museum of London, the Akademie der Kunste in Berlín, the Tin Sheds Gallery in Sydney and MIT in Boston.

Paul Gazerwitz, CMLI MSGD, studied Landscape Architecture at Cornell University in New York and started his career working in his native USA. After moving to London in 1989, Paul worked for several award-winning practices in the commercial sector, becoming involved in the creation of many large public open spaces and mixed use developments. An experienced plantsman, Paul also joined Arabella Lennox-Boyd’ office in the late 1990’s prior to setting up del Buono Gazerwitz in 2000. Until recently he sat on the editorial board of the Garden Design Journal.

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