Bjarke Ingels Group Serpentine Pavilion


BIG’s 2016 Serpentine Pavilion was a wilfully contradictory pavilion. Simultaneously orthogonal and transparent, and yet opaque and curvilinear this unzipped wall of GFRP (Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic) was a highly complex composite structure of unusual architectural purity and ambition.

Alchemy was appointed to analyse, plan and act as Principal Contractor for the re-use and re-deployment of this pavilion to Canada.

The scope of works involved dismantling and erection analysis and engineering, component QA/QC, temporary works design, specialist dismantling works and acting as Principal Contractor under the UK’s Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.


3 months


Construction Management Principal Contractor


  • Reuse, Recycle, Redeploy
  • Composite Architecture


United Kingdom

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