Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s stunning Serpentine Pavilionnveiled

“This year’s Pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery has gained much attention and rightly so because this sub-erranean structure designed by Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron is a cool and sophisticated addition to the Serpentine.

While daylight doesn’t bring the dramatic atmosphere and lighting we saw in the renders, it’s still an impressive structure that lurks in the depths of previous pavilions. This year’s structure has its roots in memory and history, starting with an investigation into the previous designs. The team treated the process like an archaeological dig and this sense of uncovering and delving can be felt with the unevenness of the interior emulating excavated earth.”


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