The Serpentine Gallery annually commissions international architects of worldwide acclaim to design a pavilion on the gallery’s lawn that provides a unique showcase for contemporary architectural practice. Between the architects that have designed a pavilion at the Serpentine (Zaha Hadid, Álvaro Siza, Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron or Frank Gehry) we want to remark this work Peter Zumthor with a garden of Piet Oudolf.
This work fulfills zumthor’s vision of ‘hortus conclusus’, an endeavor which focuses upon a synthesized experience between architecture and vegetation. The pavilion is constructed with a lightweight timber frame and then wrapped with scrim and coated with a black paste-and-sand mixture. upon traveling through a matrix of dark hallways with intermittent streams of natural light, this material gestures visitors attention away from the bustling city and towards the secluded intimate interior.
W2 3XA LONDON
+44 (0) 20 7402 6075
It's still faster than you could draw it