Serpentine Gallery's 2011 Pavilion by Peter Zumthor
Each year, London's Serpentine Gallery has a temporary pavilion designed by a well-known architect. This year's version is by Pritzker prize winner Peter Zumthor, with a garden by Piet Oudolf—the first time horticulture has joined architecture in the 11 years of the pavilion's history.
Each year, London’s Serpentine Gallery commissions a temporary pavilion from one of the world’s leading architects who has yet to build in Britain. It is a chance for the architect to show off his talents in a high-profile way—the gallery sits at the edge of Kensington Gardens, one of central London’s royal parks, and more than 800,000 visitors traipse through during the summer season.
This is the first construction in Britain of Peter Zumthor (left), winner of the 2009 Pritzker prize for architecture.