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Sniez Torbarina reviews this year Serpentine Summer Pavilion, designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies.

Serpentine Gallery at Kensington Gardens has commissioned a temporary summer pavilion every year since 2000, each by a leading international architect or design team who has not completed a building in England at the time of the Gallery’s invitation. The Pavilion is completed within six months and is situated on the Serpentine South’s lawn for three months for the general public, designers, architects, artists, to explore.

‘Titled Archipelagic Void, the Pavilion is composed of five ‘islands’, each structure is unique in size, height and form. .. Radiating from the circular void, these islands act as nodes in the lawn, reaching out to connect to the Serpentine South gallery and the pedestrian networks in the Park. This layout also references traditional Korean houses that feature a madang, an open courtyard located at the centre. .. Around the void, each structure is conceived as a ‘content machine’, serving a different purpose and individually named. The Gallery hosts a six-channel sound installation, created by musician and composer Jang Young-Gyu.’ (Justine Simmons, London Architecture Diary)

Open until 27 October, 2024 / Tuesday – Sunday 10am-6pm, Open bank holidays

Please note, the Serpentine Pavilion has altered opening times on certain days: 13th July – Auditorium area closed all day / 19th July – Open 10.00-16.00

Address: Serpentine South, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

More details on the Serpentine Gallery website.

Review and photos by Sniez, committee member and trustee of Friends of PSAD.

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