I’ve always been fond of the Serpentine Pavilion projects – it’s an architecture exercise usually completed by world renowned architects to complete a small pavilion on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery in London. (You can read about it here.) It’s an interesting project, because it’s open, with very few site challenges, and on a very small scale – so it’s really a small scale expression by the architect. ( It reminds me of an architecture version of the fourth plinth project which is also quite interesting to see how artists handle the issue of “completion”, but I digress.)
This year’s SP is by Herzog + de Meuron and Ai Weiwei and from the looks of the rendering, it looks like it is dealing with horizon line, materials, and some sort of ground condition. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out and how it stacks up to previous years’ projects.