A Preview Of The 2016 Serpentine Pavilion

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A Preview Of The 2016 Serpentine Pavilion
Serpentine Pavilion 2016 designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG); Design render © Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Designs for this year's Serpentine Pavilion Gallery have been unveiled.

The creation by Bjarke Ingels' firm BIG is a tall, pointed wall of interlocking fibreglass bricks. These 'unzip' to reveal a hollow.

By day, it will host a cafe and free family activities. By night it'll become a space for the Serpentine’s Park Nights programme, where various artists, writers and musicians will showcase their work.

The pavilion will be free to explore in Hyde Park from 10 June-9 October.  

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG); Design render © Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Serpentine Pavilion 2016 designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG); Design render © Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

In addition to the pavilion, four summer houses, inspired by Queen Caroline’s Temple in Kensington Gardens, will also be put up in Hyde Park:

Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Kunlé Adeyemi - NLÉ; Design render © NLÉ
Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Barkow Leibinger; Design render © Barkow Leibinger
Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Yona Friedman; Design render © AECOM
Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Asif Khan; Architectural model © Asif Khan

Last Updated 19 September 2016