Serpentine Pavilion


Serpentine Pavilion 2017, Designed by Francis Kéré, Design Render, Exterior ©Kéré Architecture
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Relax on the lawns of Kensington Gardens under the shade of the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by award-winning architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré.

Every year since 2000, the Serpentine Galleries commissions a different architect to design a temporary structure which sits in its grounds.

Originally from Burkina Faso, Kéré is the 17th architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion. His vision embraces the changeable British climate, with a central open-air courtyard, a circular roof mimicking a tree canopy and an inventive water drainage system that creates a spectacular waterfall effect when it rains.

Enjoy exploring the connection between nature and architecture as you while away sunny summer afternoons under the impressive structure.


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Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
W2 3XA
+44 (0)20 7402 6075
Public transport:
Tube: Lancaster Gate (nearest), South Kensington (15minutes' walk) or Knightsbridge (15 minutes' walk)Bus: 9,10,12,52,94

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