Serpentine Pavilion London, Architects, Design, Picture, Gallery, Location, Photo
Serpentine Pavilion London : Architects Information
Kensington Gardens Building, west London, England, UK
Photo by Adrian Welch, 1 Oct 2012:
29 Jun 2011
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Peter Zumthor
The Serpentine 2011 Pavilion is due to open on 1 Jul, ddesigned by world-renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. This year’s Pavilion is the 11th commission in the Gallery’s annual series, the world’s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect’s first completed building in the UK, providing visitors with a tranquil haven for rest and reflection.
15 Jun 2011
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 – Peter Zumthor
Zumthor’s Pavilion centres around a hortus conclusus, a hidden inner garden, conceived by award-winning Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf. Exterior and interior walls with staggered doorways will offer multiple paths for visitors to follow, gently guiding them to the inner garden. The covered walkways and seating surrounding this central space will create a serene, contemplative environment from which visitors may look onto the richly planted sunlit garden, the heart and focus of the building.
Open to the public: 1 Jul – 16 Oct
Location: Kensington Gardens, west London
Nearest Tube: South Kensington or Lancaster Gate
Opening Times: 10am to 6pm daily. Open until 10pm on Friday Park Nights
Address: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
When: every Summer
Concept: Julia Peyton-Jones, Director, Serpentine Gallery
Serpentine Pavilion 2011 – Peter Zumthor Design
This year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London is designed by Peter Zumthor. Peter Zumthor is an appropriate choice – as some of the most famous architects in the world have designed recent pavilions from Zaha Hadid to Frank Gehry, SANAA to Snøhetta and last year by Jean Nouvel.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery – Zaha Hadid
The existing grade II-listed 19th C Magazine building in Kensington Gardens is to be redeveloped by Zaha Hadid Architects to form a new cultural venue in time for 2012 Olympics.
A planning application for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery is due for submission in 2011.
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery proposal is due to the largest single donation the Serpentine Gallery has received in its 40 year history, from the The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation. Previously Norman Foster designed the Sackler Gallery at the Royal Academy in central London.
Serpentine Pavilion 2011 – Peter Zumthor
Not to be confirmed until early 2011, proposed architect to design next year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London is Peter Zumthor.
Peter Zumthor born in 1943 is a Swiss architect. In 2009 he won the Pritzker Prize.
Major Projects by Peter Zumthor:
Field Chapel, Mechernich-Wachendorf, Germany
photograph : Studio Red
Peter Zumthor design : Bruder Klaus Kapelle (Brother Klaus Chapel)
Serpentine Pavilion – Designers over the Years
Jean Nouvel and Christian Boltanski
Serpentine Pavilion 2010 : Jean Nouvel
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Serpentine Pavilion 2009 : SANAA Architects
photo © Nick Weall
Serpentine Pavilion 2008 : Frank Gehry
photograph © Adrian Welch
due to be Frei Otto but replaced by Kjetil Thorsen of Snøhetta + artist
Oliafur Eliasson: in turn replaced by Zaha Hadid
Serpentine Pavilion 2007 : Zaha Hadid Architects
photo Luke Hayes
Zaha Hadid’s work formed at last minute (6 weeks lead-in) following incomplete work by artist Olafur Eliasson.
Serpentine Pavilion architect 2007 : Snøhetta
Serpentine Pavilion architect 2006 : Rem Koolhaas with Cecil Balmond + Arup
photographs © 2007 John Offenbach
due to be MVRDV ‘green hill’ but dropped
Location:Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA