Serpentine Pavillon 2024: Modular und kreativ

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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

Serpentine Pavilion 2024
Serpentine Pavilion 2024 designed by Minsuk Cho, Mass Studies. Design render, exterior view. Photo © Mass Studies Courtesy: Serpentine

The design for this year's pavilion was created by architect Minsuk Cho and his architecture firm Mass Studies from Seoul. Entitled "Archipelagic Void", this temporary structure creates a harmonious link between tradition and contemporary design, taking visitors on an inspiring journey.

Minsuk Cho, Mass Studies © Photo by Mok Jungwook

Five elements, five functions

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.

Serpentine Pavilion 2024
Serpentine Pavilion 2024 designed by Minsuk Cho, Mass Studies. Design render, exterior view. Photo © Mass Studies Courtesy: Serpentine

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.

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