Pasquill supports the Serpentine Pavilion 2022 Black Chapel designed by Theaster Gates
Pasquill, leading provider of roof trusses and floor joists, has supported the design and build of the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion commission.
- Building description:
- Pasquill provided black painted posi-joists
- Theaster Gates
Each year, Serpentine opens its doors to some of the world’s greatest architects, enabling experimentation and freedom of expression through the construction of a temporary structure. This year, Theaster Gates, a Chicago-based artist with the support of Adjaye Associates, MiTek, AECom and Stage One, designed Black Chapel. To support the vision, which was fuelled by a need to “redeem spaces that have been left behind”, Pasquill provided its Posi-Joists in black to enhance the aesthetic.
This was a unique project for Pasquill as typically, Posi-Joists are used in floors in residential buildings. In the Serpentine Pavilion, they are being used to form the walls and will be an exposed feature.
Each year, the Serpentine Pavilion is erected for three months during the Summer and then moved to another location in the UK. One of the key advantages of using Pasquill’s Posi-Joists, although an unusual product for this application, was the low embedded carbon and easy, efficient method of manufacturing; this set it apart from other, more typical wall supporting systems.
Bettina Korek, Chief Executive, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, said:
“We are honoured to undertake this remarkable project with leading visual artist Theaster Gates. One of the most significant voices working today, Gates’ praxis combines formalism, conceptualism and powerful impact felt throughout the communities in which he works and beyond. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Black Chapel as a platform for engagement, spirituality, and togetherness.”