The Serpentine Gallery in London recently announced that renowned French architect Jean Nouvel will create their 10th annual Serpentine Pavilion this summer. The Pavilion has become an annual event in the London design calendar showcasing work from some of the today’s most significant architects.
The Pavilion was established as a forum for architects who have not yet built in the UK to showcase their talents. Past designers have included Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Rem Koolhaas to name a few. Nouvel has actually already begun work on his ‘One New Change’ scheme in the City, but the Pavilion will techinically be his first completed UK structure.
As quoted by Edwin Heathcote in the Financial Times, Nouvel’s design is described as “‘a contrast of light weight materials and dramatic metal cantilevered structures’ and [it] is rendered in a vivid red in an attempt to evoke the City’s buse, phone and post boxes, and buildings as street furniture.”
For more information please visit www.serpentinegallery.org
Click here to read Edwin Heathcote’s full article in the Financial Times.