The commission to design the temporary structure next to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens is now in its twentieth year and forms a highlight of the architectural calendar. It is an experimental space, where designers can imagine new possibilities on an intimate scale.
Counterspace is directed by all-female team Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar, who are the youngest ever architects to design the Serpentine pavilion. This year's structure will have detachable parts, which will be moved to other sites across London, forming centrepieces for localised events. These sections will then be reunited with the main structure, an idea that is intended to highlight unity and inclusion.
Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Han Ulrich Obrist says of the project: 'The idea of working with different communities is very important for us and Counterspace's proposal does this in a remarkable way; we are totally convinced of the social dimension of their practice.' Every year the pavilion provides the location for Park Nights, a series of talks, films and performances.
|What||Serpentine Pavilion, 2020|
|Where||Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Knightsbridge (underground)|
11 Jun 20 – 11 Oct 20, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for more information|