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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 / Peter Zumthor

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011, designed by Peter Zumthor. Photo by John Offenbach
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011, designed by Peter Zumthor. Photo by John Offenbach

The 2011 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Pritzker laureate Peter Zumthor was unveiled today. A design that ‘aims to help its audience take the time to relax, to observe and then, perhaps, start to talk again – maybe not’, the materials are significant in aiding the design which emphasizes the role the senses and emotions play in our experience of architecture.

“I am very pleased to be collaborating with Peter Zumthor and the Serpentine Gallery on this year’s Pavilion and to be part of this exciting project. My work aims to bring nature back into human surroundings and this Pavilion provides the perfect opportunity for people to reflect and relax in a contemplative garden away from the busy metropolis.” - Piet Oudolf The pavilion will be open to the public between Jul 1st and Oct 16, 2011.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011, designed by Peter Zumthor. Photo by Walter Herfst
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011, designed by Peter Zumthor. Photo by Walter Herfst
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