The 2009 Pavilion was designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of leading Japanese architecture practice SANAA. Sejima and Nishizawa created a stunning Pavilion that resembled a reflective cloud or a floating pool of water, sitting atop a series of delicate columns.
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion:
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion commission is an ongoing programme of temporary structures by internationally acclaimed architects and designers.
The series is unique worldwide and presents the work of an international architect or design team who has not completed a building in England at the time of the Gallery’s invitation. The Pavilion commission, conceived in 2000 by Gallery Director Julia Peyton-Jones, has made the Serpentine an international site for architectural experimentation. Each Pavilion is completed within six months and is situated on the Gallery’s lawn for three months for the public to explore and enjoy.