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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 6TH OCTOBER 2019

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Serpentine Pavilion 2019: Junya IshigamiLike a giant armadillo, the Serpentine Pavilion for 2019, by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, sits on the gallery's front lawn, with its back hunched up. But if it appears at first sight to be a solid structure, that impression is soon dispelled by a sideways look at its cross section. This angle reveals a slim, almost paper thin profile which gives the 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate a feather light appearance. That is very much the intention of the architecture who likes to play with our perspective of the built environment. He advises visitors to the pavilion to see the stones as if they're coming out of the ground and let their imagination take flight. Inside Ishigami's structure there's a cave like feel. It's here that special events like the COS x Serpentine Park Nights and Family Weekends take place during the summer. Or simply stop by for a coffee (served on site) and contemplation.

 

About Serpentine Gallery

Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original Serpentine Gallery, established in 1970, and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, a 5 minute walk away across The Serpentine Bridge, was added in 2013. More about Serpentine Gallery

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Serpentine Pavilion 2019: Junya Ishigami - Serpentine Pavilion 2019. Designed by Junya Ishigami, Serpentine Gallery, London (21 June - 6 October 2019), © Junya Ishigami   Associates, Photography © 2019 Norbert Tukaj

Serpentine Pavilion 2019: Junya Ishigami Serpentine Pavilion 2019. Designed by Junya Ishigami, Serpentine Gallery, London (21 June - 6 October 2019), © Junya Ishigami Associates, Photography © 2019 Norbert Tukaj 


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