Serpentine To Remain Mountainless

By Rob Last edited 171 months ago
Serpentine To Remain Mountainless

Very sad news today: the proposed 'mountain project' for Kensington Gardens has been postponed for at least a year.

The idea was to get Dutch architectural firm MVRDV to built a grass-covered "temporary mountain" on to the back of the Serpentine Gallery (most people are happy with a conservatory or maybe a loft conversion, but not the Serpentine, oh no).

The project was always regarded as a bit ambitious and now it seems the critic's worst fears have come to fruition with the anouncement today that "unresolved design problems" have led to an indefinite postponement.

The gallery's director Julia Peyton-Jones, was in a philosophical mood about the whole thing: "What seemed relatively easy proved not to be."

Here's hoping for some decent mountain action in 2006.

Last Updated 20 January 2005