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.
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The visitor is led by way of winding concrete paths through one of six high doorways, along narrow corridors and then out into the delight of a central planted courtyard—properly, a "hortus conclusus," a garden fully enclosed by buildings—a style with roots in Roman times and distinct echoes of the medieval abbey cloisters of Europe.