Visiting the Serpentine Pavilion is now a tradition, one more to add to strawberries and Pimm’s during the great British summer.
This year’s architect is Bjarke Ingels from Denmark. He founded his practice in 2005 with offices in Copenhagen and New York. Ingels has won numerous architectural competitions and awards including AIA National Architecture Honor Award (2015); AIA NY Urban Design Merit Award (2015) and RIBA Award European National Winner (2014).
The pavilion is the perfect setting for summer parties, but it is open to the public offering Londoners and visitors a great place to relax.
The design is extremely clever. The wooden floor flows to allow for sitting and the bar at the other end.
The interior feels open and relaxing. It is particularly interesting the way the structure can feel completely open, but at the same time and from a different angle, safe and enclosed.
Standing outside the pavilion you can see through the building. But only a few steps away your perspective changes, and the structure looks solid.
Only a few metres away, the exhibition continues and you will find four totally different summer houses by Queen Caroline’s Temple.