Japanese architect to craft 2019 Serpentine Pavilion

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has been commissioned to craft the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, described by the designer as "a hill made out of rocks".

The design will be made of slate, a roof that will seem as if it has risen from the ground. Like all Serpentine Pavilion commissions, this will be Ishigami's first work in the UK.

Serpentine Galleries directors Hans Ulrich Obrist and Yana Peel said: "We are thrilled to be able to share the designs for Junya Ishigami's Serpentine Pavilion – a structure informed by the natural world and situated in the middle of one of London's greenest spaces: Kensington Gardens."

"The pavilion and its accompanying programme will be central to the Serpentine's General Ecology strand – an ongoing investigation into complex systems, interspecies landscapes and the environment."


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