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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010: Jean Nouvel

© Ateliers Jean Nouvel
© Ateliers Jean Nouvel

French architect Jean Nouvel has been selected to design this years Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Since 2010, the Serpentine Gallery has commissioned world’s most renowned architects to design a temporary structure to host summer events. The list includes Zaha Hadid, Frank Ghery, Rem Koolhaas, Toyo Ito, Daniel Libeskind, Oscar Niemeyer, Alvaro Siza + Souto de Moura, SANAA (previously featured at AD), danish artist Olafur Eliasson, and several collaborations with Cecil Balmond and ARUP. Nouvel proposes a vivid red metal structure, which trough the reflection of its materials (steel, glass, fabric, polycarbonate) remind of classic british icons, such as the phone box or the London buses, while contrasting with the green of the park. A free standing 12m tall wall marks the presence of the pavilion. More images after the break.

© Ateliers Jean Nouvel
© Ateliers Jean Nouvel
© Ateliers Jean Nouvel
© Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Cite:David Basulto. "Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010: Jean Nouvel" 23 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/53661/serpentine-gallery-pavilion-2010-jean-nouvel/>