Serpentine Pavilion by SANAA

As we can all read now in many online publications, SANAA were commissioned to design this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, the every year’s temporary cafe and event space commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery in London.
Now it’s finally here and will be officially open on Sunday!
It’s the first built structure by the architects in England and who knows, maybe it will bring more of their projects into the country, liven up the English architectural environment...
Ryue Nishizawa described this ephemeral structure (as it’s hard and pointless to describe it as a building) as, ‘a non-architecture idea, such as a rainbow or water’.
Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones said that the pavilion ‘becomes the public’s town square’ but I would describe it more as a magical environment. Something like an enchanted forest with the typical (especially recently) Japanese concept of a building as permeable structure that becomes part of the surrounding landscape.
I’m sure that having a tea there will be an experience similar to "having a cuppa" with a Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland ;)
Can’t wait to see it myself!
Below is an interview with Sejima and Nishizawa by mentioned already Julia Peyton-Jones and co-director of the Serpentine Gallery Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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