Richard Serra London Cross LX Pavilion
On a sloping estate in Bedford, NY, the London Cross Pavilion stands at the intersection of minimal and cerebral, of material and space: dualities emanating from the Richard Serra sculpture within. The sculpture consists of two straight plates with the top plate perpendicular to an balanced on the bottom plate forming a cruciform shape. Each plate weighs 29,000 lbs. composed of two fifteen-ton weathering-steel plates measuring 40-ft long, 7-ft tall and 2-1/2” thick. The walls of the room stabilize the plates against tipping. LERA designed the box building that houses the sculpture. The interior walls had to be built around the in-place rigged Sculpture. The exterior siding is made from charred wood.
AIA New York Architecture Honors Award, 2020