The little-known Spanish architects were chosen for their ability to showcase some of the boldest and innovative designs in contemporary architecture internationally. In keeping with their reputation for playful designs and bold use of colour, selgascano’s design is an extraordinary chrysalis-like structure, as organic as the surrounding gardens. It is a place for people to meet in and to relax and to experience the live events held at regular intervals over the three and half months the pavilion stands. In the words of the architects, “We sought a way to allow the public to experience architecture through simple elements: structure, light, transparency, shadows, lightness, form, sensitivity, change, surprise, colour and materials.” José Selgas and Lucía Cano established SelgasCano in Madrid, Spain, in 1998. selgascano studio has completed the majority of its buildings in Spain through a diverse range of commissions, and their work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; GA Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Design Museum, London, among others. The architects were also chosen for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, and again for the Spanish Pavilion 2012, an exhibition which brought together the work of seven Spanish architects. In 2013 they won the Art prize awarded by the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin and were pronounced 'Architects of the Year' by the German Design Council.