the temporary pavilion, to be built in london’s hyde park, will open from july until october 09. it’s SANAA’s first built project in the UK.

kazuyo sejima (right) and ryue nishizawa (left) © 2008 kazuyo sejima + ryue nishizawa / SANAA image © takashi okamoto courtesy serpentine gallery

SANAA reveals serpentine pavilion rendering of the the open structure pavilion project courtesy serpentine gallery

‘made of floating aluminium, drifting freely between the trees like smoke… its appearance changes according to the weather, allowing it to melt into the surroundings. no walls, it extends uninterrupted across the park with access from all sides. it is a sheltered extension of the park where people can read, relax and enjoy lovely summer days.’ -SANAA