Every year, a new temporary pavilion is erected in the centre of Kensington Gardens in London - this year for the 23rd time. These special buildings are designed by international architects such as Oscar Niemeyer, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas Bjarke Ingels and, last year, Lina Ghotmeh.
The pavilion consists of five different building sections, each of which has a specific function. There will be a gallery, an auditorium, a library, a tea house and the so-called Play Tower. The five elements are grouped around an inner courtyard inspired by traditional "madangs": small courtyards that are typical of old Korean houses and provide space for social gatherings. This homage to Korean architecture forms the central element of the pavilion and gives it an inviting and authentic atmosphere. In addition, "Archipelagic Void" will be harmoniously integrated into the park and its surroundings to create a symbiosis of nature and architecture.
Opening on 5 June 2024
The temporary pavilion will be officially opened on 5 June 2024 and will be open to visitors until 27 October. During this period, art lovers and architecture enthusiasts will have the opportunity to discover this special place for encounters, inspiration and reflection.