World-famous Architects Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, designers of the Birds Nest Stadium built for the Beijing Olympics, have assembled yet again to design this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The Pavilion is displayed as part of the London 2012 Festival, acting as a bridge between the Beijing and London Games.
The remarkable structure with an exceptionally unique concept, sits amidst the charm of Kensington Gardens. The exclusivity of the design lies in the meaning the architects have infused within layers and layers of the structure. It’s a difficult task to design an improved structure each year with the same concept.
However this year’s team of architects have succeeded. Re-igniting memories of previous architects, and uncovering historical elements of previous pavilions.
Each former pavilion is echoed by eleven pillars respectively. A twelfth pillar that exemplifies the current pavilion sustains a roof with a pool of water 1.4 metres above ground level.
The Pavilion entertains a series of events including talks, film screenings and a café. Each year, the Serpentine Gallery assigns renowned architects to design the pavilion and to stage unique and contemporary brilliance in architecture.