Visitors to Kensington Gardens should head to the Serpentine Gallery this summer to experience the wonders of the Serpentine Pavilion 2014
The world famous design project, now in its 14th year, sees a renowned architect, designer or artist take on the challenge of constructing a full size summer pavilion.
Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has been honoured with the design duties for 2014. Radic was asked to come up with a thought provoking and memorable design that would fit the 350 square metre site. Employing his trademark consideration for social conditions, environments and materials, it was the visitor experience that he had as a priority when creating the work.
A fully interactive space, the building is a semi-translucent, cylindrical temporary structure that has a strong resemblance to a shell. Sitting on a bed of quarry stones, this remarkable pavilion will play host to a wide range of cultural activities over the coming months, with poetry readings, music, film and literary events set to be performed at this unique venue.