Summers just simply wouldn’t be the same in London with the Summer Pavilion at Serpentine Gallery.
Now in its eleventh year the exquisite and renowned Kensington Gardens gallery is to host the Summer Pavilion 2011, with its design created and installed by the Swiss architect and winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize, Peter Zumthor.
Visitors to the Summer Pavilion at Serpentine Gallery can leisurely muse over Zumthor’s stunning pavilion design, of which the architect places a huge emphasis on the emotional effects of a building.
This year, Zumthor’s structural design is expected to excel itself in innovation and creativity. With a secret garden situated in the centre of the pavilion, the Summer Pavilion at Serpentine Gallery 2011 is sure to offer some peace, tranquillity and calm amidst one of the busiest cities in the world.
A maze of interior and exterior paths surround the secret garden, which is set within a structure made from lightweight timber and painted black – not a colour usually associated with summer pavilions.
Visitors to this highly popular summer event can sit in the seats surrounding the central garden, which benefits from natural light by a huge skylight towering above it.
The garden itself has been designed by globally celebrated garden designer Piet Oudolf. Oudolf has infused a combination of flowers, plants and vegetation, to give the indoor garden a multitude of varying colours and textures, creating both a relaxing and inspiring ambience.
Whether you are shopping, working or simply socialising in London and want to escape the noise and the rush that London is unable to cease, visit the eleventh edition of the Summer Pavilion at Kensington Garden’s divine and justifiably popular Serpentine Gallery and enter a unique structure though its shadowy corridors into an indoor sanctuary of natural beauty and calm.
The Summer Pavilion at Serpentine Gallery is free for all and runs until October 31 2011.