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JIAKUN Architects Selected to Design First Foreign Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Beijing

16:15 - 31 January, 2018
JIAKUN Architects Selected to Design First Foreign Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Beijing, Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects
Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects

The Serpentine Galleries has announced the expansion of their popular summer pavilion program, collaborating with Beijing’s WF Central to commission the inaugural Serpentine Pavilion Beijing. The first Serpentine Pavilion to be built outside of the Galleries’ Kensington Gardens home in London, the Beijing Pavilion will be located just 600 meters away from the historic Forbidden City in the Dongcheng District, where it will host a program of cultural activities and events.

The inaugural pavilion has been designed by emerging Chinese studio JIAKUN Architects, led by architect Liu Jiakun. Drawing both from the historical and social of Beijing and from the storied 17-year history of the Serpentine Pavilion commission, the design features an arched form that balances forces of tensions and compression.

Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects + 5

Serpentine Galleries Names Rogers & Adjaye to Pavilion Selection Board, Announces Zaha Hadid Exhibition

16:30 - 28 September, 2016
Serpentine Galleries Names Rogers & Adjaye to Pavilion Selection Board, Announces Zaha Hadid Exhibition, Images by Hélène Binet, Sylvain Deleu, John Offenbach, Luke Hayes, Claire Byrne, Iwan Baan, Neil MacWilliams, George Rex, NAARO, and Laurian Ghinitoiu
Images by Hélène Binet, Sylvain Deleu, John Offenbach, Luke Hayes, Claire Byrne, Iwan Baan, Neil MacWilliams, George Rex, NAARO, and Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Serpentine Galleries has announced a new process for the selection of architects for its successful Summer Serpentine Pavilion program.

For the event’s first 16 years, the annual commissions were selected by program founder and former Serpentine Galleries director Julia Peyton-Jones, who left her position earlier this year to pursue independent contemporary art and architecture projects. Replacing her are the Serpentine Galleries new CEO Yana Peel and Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, who will lead an advisory board featuring architects Richard Rogers and David Adjaye.