This year’s Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Diebedo Francis Kere, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso.
The Pavilion is one of the best I have seen in the past few years at the Kensington Gardens, London.
Deep blue curved walls made from stacked triangular assemblies of timber sections create a texture and provide shelter from the wind. Visitors are invited to relax and admire the inspiring structure from the many different spaces each offering a very different view. The canopy and steel supports give a feeling of lightness and appear to be afloat. Rainwater flows from the canopy into a central polycarbonate void formed between the supports.
The Pavilion sits like an oasis and blends beautifully into its surroundings. The sky flashes through the shapes in the canopy which casts shadows and patterns as the light changes.
A pavilion for explorers, it gives many views to appreciate its surroundings.
It is simple & it breathes…
– Julia Misiak, Junior Designer