Just another reason to book a weekend in London this summer!
Serpentine Gallery revealed its plans a couple of days ago for this years´ Pavilion. The twelfth commission in the Gallery’s annual series will be designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei.
This year’s Pavilion will take visitors beneath the Serpentine’s lawn to explore the hidden history of its previous Pavilions. Eleven columns characterising each past Pavilion and a twelfth column representing the current structure will support a floating platform roof 1.4 metres above ground. The Pavilion’s interior will be clad in cork, a sustainable building material chosen for its unique qualities and to echo the excavated earth. Taking an archaeological approach, the architects have created a design that will inspire visitors to look beneath the surface of the park as well as back in time across the ghosts of the earlier structures.
The temporary pavilion will open to the public on 1 June and will remain in Kensington Gardens until 14 October.