Serpentine Pavilion Press Launch
The 2017 Serpentine Pavilion has been unveiled to the world’s press. Designed by Burkino Faso architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré, the pavilion draws inspiration from a particular tree:
“I was inspired by the big tree in my native village of Gando. The community always gathers in its shade. I wanted to create a place that would encourage people to come together, with spaces where you feel enclosed and protected, or choose to look out to the park.”
The Serpentine commission centres around collaboration and we work closely with the architect, Serpentine Gallery and Aecom each year to deliver each structure within the tight timescale. We are immensely proud of our work on the Serpentine Pavilions and of the tenacity and skill of our workshop teams, CAD team and site crew in delivering each of the diverse structures since 2009.
The black & white photo is from photojournalist Jude Palmer. We’ll be featuring more of her work depicting the manufacture and build of the pavilion soon.
Here’s some media coverage of the 2017 pavilion so far: