Every year the Serpentine Gallery chooses an architect who has yet to design a permanent building in the UK to design their summer pavilion.
This year’s Pavilion is by Rem Koolhaas and structural designer Cecil Balmond. The centrepiece of the design is a spectacular ovoid-shaped inflatable canopy, which floats above the Gallery’s lawn.
Made from translucent material, the structure is illuminated from within at night. The canopy can be raised into the air or lowered to cover the amphitheatre below according to the weather.
Unfortunately the Pavilion was not open when I visited but you can bet I will be back there several times before the summer is out and the Pavilion disappears.
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