dezeen announced early today that Peter Zumthor has been commissioned to design Serpentine Pavilion 2011 for the Serpentine Gallery. Peter Zumthor will be the 11th architect to design a temporary summer structure in front of the Serpentine Gallery.
Kesley Keith of Architizer goes further with precise news. Zumthor's pavilion concept will articulate three main ideas:
the concept: — "The Hortus conclusus, a contemplative room, a garden within a garden. The building acts as a stage, a backdrop for the interior garden of flowers and light. Through blackness and shadow one enters the building from the lawn and begins the transition into the central garden, a place abstracted from the world of noise and traffic and the the smells of London — an interior space within which to sit, to walk, to observe the flowers."
The materials: — "The experience will be intense and memorable, as will the materials themselves — the full of memory and time. The 2011 Pavilion will be constructed of a lightweight timber from wrapped with scrim and coated with a black paste mixed with sand."
The program: — "Exterior and interior walls with staggered doorways will offer multiple paths for visitors to follow, gently guiding them to a central space will create a serene, contemplative environment from which visitors may look onto the richly planted sunlit garden, the heart and focus of the building."
The pavilion will include a secret garden by Dutch designer Pied Oudolf, Kesley Keith reveals.
Source: dezeen and Architizer