In a masterful blend of nature's splendor with striking architectural design, Chicago artist @theastergates has created a profound space for reflection with the Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion. Located in the serene surroundings of Kensington Gardens, London, the Black Chapel stands as a monument to balance and contemplation.
The pavilion's impressive structure spans 201 square meters, with a 16-meter diameter and a 10.7-meter height, making it the grandest Serpentine Pavilion to date. The integral support of ATOL, a premier UK fire protection entity, ensured the wood's safety with Eco-Sol Flametect C-WD+ prior to finishing with Osmo Garden Colour 7505 Jet Black. This water-based, low-VOC, weather-resistant, and UV-stable finish grants an elegant, opaque satin sheen to the exterior, encapsulating the pavilion's aesthetic and protective needs.