Architect Gehry gets first London commission

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By M@ Last edited 117 months ago
Architect Gehry gets first London commission
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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.

Last Updated 18 January 2008