Eliana Tomaz

Summer Pavilion 2011 by Peter Zumthor.

Eliana TomazComment
The annual series of Pavilions is the world's first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind.

2011 Pavilion was designed by world-renowned Swiss architect Peter Sumthor which includes a beautiful garden specially created by the influential Dutch designer Piet Oudolf.

From the 1st of July until the 16th October the Serpentine Gallery  was one of the most wanted spaces in London. I was able to see it on its very last day. Luckily the weather was inviting enough to explore what architecture has the best to offer engagement. 

One of the multi entrances.
The Garden, a space within a space. 
A dark corridor around the pavilion's perimeter which created the idea of a labyrinth. 
The Pavilion is constructed of a lightweight timber frame wrapped with coated scrim to create a dark, cloistered effect. 
The materials are so fragile that, when leaning against the wall, one could feel the vibrations created by people talking, children running and walking around. 


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 by Peter Zumthor from Serpentine Gallery on Vimeo.

Last year's Pavilion was design by the French architect Jean Nouvel. Click here to see the photos