The end is in sight...

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Snapshots surface of Sou Fujimoto's Serpentine Pavilion under construction

On 8 June the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion will officially open to the public and scores of eager Londoners and international travellers will rush to explore the temporary structure, as has been the case for the last twelve years.

Each year the Serpentine Gallery selects one architect who is yet to complete a building in the UK and invites them to create a temporary structure in London's Kensington Gardens. The pavilion is often snapped up by the rich and famous following its summer stint.

This year’s ‘chosen one’ is Sou Fujimoto who, at 41, is the youngest ever architect to design a Serpentine Pavilion. His semi-transparent pavilion will be a delicate latticework through which visitors will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the park while engaging in social events or enjoying a quiet moment in London’s hustle and bustle.

Over the last week social networking site Twitter has been abuzz with snapshots from official partners (@SerpentineUK and @BuildEngAECOM) and individuals (@Lucien_N_Smith and @xanagolfe) who have been sharing photos of the pavilion at various stages of construction. Some of the best can be found to the left but you can keep up with the instant updates here.

The countdown is now on to the completion of this exciting scheme. See you at the finish line!

Click here to read an earlier editorial about Sou Fujimoto's design and here for an interview with AECOM, the engineering team behind the pavilion.

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