Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009
Photography, Lighting Design, Architecture
SANAA / Arup
- Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
- Architect - SANAA
Built during the summer of 2009 as the latest installment of the Serpentine Gallery's Pavilions project. The commission is awarded to an international architect who has not previously completed a building in the UK.
Describing their structure the architects say: ‘The Pavilion is floating aluminium, drifting freely between the trees like smoke. The reflective canopy undulates across the site, expanding the park and sky. Its appearance changes according to the weather, allowing it to melt into the surroundings. It works as a field of activity with no walls, allowing uninterrupted view across the park and encouraging access from all sides. It is a sheltered extension of the park where people can read, relax and enjoy lovely summer days.’
All works © James Newton Photographs 2012.