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.
The style has been brought up to date here: Open to the sky, the courtyard contains a 13- by 100-foot-long bed designed by the Dutch master plantsman Piet Oudolf, creator of landscape schemes such as the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park and the High Line in New York. It also marks the first time horticulture has joined architecture in the 11 years of the pavilion’s history.
Close-up of the monarda and astrantia in the garden.