July 5, 2017 - Comments Off on Serpentine Pavilion 2017 Designed by Francis Kéré
Serpentine Pavilion 2017 Designed by Francis Kéré
July 5, 2017
Written by: Visualhouse London
Photographed by: Visualhouse London
Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017 in Kensington Gardens. In his architect's statement, Francis Kérpé expands on the origins his bold structure:
"The proposed design for the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion is conceived as a microcosmos – a community structure within Kensington Gardens that fuses cultural references of my home country Burkina Faso with experimental construction techniques."
"At the center of the Pavilion is a large opening in the canopy, creating an immediate connection to nature."
"Fundamental to my architecture is a sense of openness."
"Wooden shading elements line the underside of the roof to create a dynamic shadow effect on the interior spaces."
Read more about this Diébédo Francis Kéré's design on the Serpentine Pavilion's official site.