Frank Gehry will design this year’s Serpentine pavilion.
The Kensington Gardens gallery gains a temporary annexe each year, designed by a guest architect with no previous London commissions. And they always bag a big name - Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Liebeskind, Oscar Niemeyer…
So this year it will be Frank Gehry, who is perhaps best known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (pictured).
It’s a shame he wasn’t the architect of 2007’s sombrero-style pavilion. We would have revelled in the Gehry hat trick puns.
If he sticks to what he knows best, expect a curvaceous, organic form with metallic skirts and trimmings to take lack-of-shape in July.
Image courtesy of MykReeve.