Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021

This year’s temporary installation is now in place (delayed from 2020) in London’s Kensington Gardens outside the Serpentine Gallery.

Built of white concrete and black cork, the structure resembles an art deco Doric temple, if such a thing could exist and is probably the largest work in the Summer Pavilion series since the project began back in 2000.

We visited at 09.30 on a Sunday morning to avoid the crowds and before the interior was open to the public.

The lead architect, Sumayya Vally, said, “We were trying to create an architecture of generosity, to create different scales of intimacy, where people can gather and meet. It’s about spaces that hold culture and trades, where boundaries are lost in diversity, and where communities are fostered.”

The pavilion is in place until October 17th.

4 thoughts on “Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021

  1. I like what the lead architect, Sumayya Vally said about what he was creating, I’m just not sure I like what he has created … but maybe this is something one needs to see in person to truly feel the intention. 🙂

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