SANAA: serpentine gallery pavilion 2009 SANAA: serpentine gallery pavilion 2009
jul 11, 2009

SANAA: serpentine gallery pavilion 2009

photograph by graeme robertson / the guardian

serpentine gallery pavilion 2009 by: kazuyo sejima & ryue nishizawa / SANAA open from: 12 july – 18 october, 2009

from tomorrow this summer’s serpentine gallery pavilion, designed by japanese duo kazuyo sejima & ryue nishizawa / SANAA will be open to the public. this is the ninth pavilion in the series and is the architects’ first built project in the UK.

rendering of the the open structure pavilion project – courtesy serpentine gallery

describing their structure the architects say:

‘the pavilion is floating aluminum, drifting freely between the trees like smoke. the reflective canopy undulates across the site, expanding the park and sky. its appearance changes according to the weather, allowing it to melt into the surroundings. it works as a field of activity with no walls, allowing uninterrupted view across the park and encouraging access from all sides. it is a sheltered extension of the park where people can read, relax and enjoy lovely summer days.’

photograph by graeme robertson / the guardian

separate areas within the pavilion contain spaces for a café and an auditorium, where the park nights events program will be presented, including performances, talks, film screenings and the serpentine gallery poetry marathon.

photograph by graeme robertson / the guardian

full details of the pavilion can be found here and you can see the guardian’s images from the press preview of the pavilion here.

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

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