4/04/2011

Update: Peter Zumthor to design Serpentine Pavilion 2011

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

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