Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, London (in project)
Herzog & de Meuron  Ai Weiwei 

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, London (in project)

Herzog & de Meuron  Ai Weiwei 

As every summer since 2000, the Serpentine Gallery in London presents the temporary pavilion located in Kensington Gardens, designed this time by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and by the Chinese artist and architect Ai Weiwei. Taking an archaeological approach, the project brings to light the traces of the former pavilions, testifying to their greater or lesser intervention in the natural environment of the park. A platform roof – covered by a sheet of water reflecting atmospheric skies of London – is suspended 1.4 meters above the grass of the park and rests on eleven columns, characterizing each past pavilion, and a twelfth column, representing the current structure. For its haptic qualities and its versatility to be formed, cork is chosen to clad the interior space…[+]

Pabellón de la Serpentine Gallery 2012
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012

Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron (Herzog & de Meuron); Ai Weiwei

Equipo de proyectoProject Team
B. Duckworth (director de proyecto asociado associate project director), C. Zeller (director de proyecto project manager), L. Ashmore, M. Eriksson, M. Komuro, M. Nässèn, J. O’Mara (asociado associate), W. Walschap (asociado associate) —Herzog & de Meuron—, E-Shyh Wong, I. Yang —Ai Weiwei—

Asesores de proyectoProject Advisors 
Lord Palumbo, P. Lewis, P. Rogers, C. Buttery, R. Brodie, J. Wilson, H. Lashkariani

G. Stapleton (construcción construction) —RISE—, S. Smith, C. Neighbour (ingeniería engineering) —Arup—

T. Featonby (contratista general general contractor) —Stage One— 

ArcelorMittal (acero steel), Amorim (corcho cork)

Iwan Baan