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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011

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Peter Zumthor
 
location London
function garden, pavilion
contributed by goa

The concept for this year's Pavilion is the hortus conclusus, a contemplative room, a garden within a garden. One enters the building from the lawn and begins the transition into the central garden, a place abstracted from the world of noise and traffic and the smells of London - an interior space within which to sit, to walk, to observe the flowers. With this Pavilion, as with previous structures such as the famous Thermal Baths at Vals, Switzerland, or the Bruder Klaus Chapel in Mechernich, Germany, Zumthor has emphasised the sensory and spiritual aspects of the architectural experience, from the precise yet simple composition and 'presence' of the materials, to the handling of scale and the effect of light. At the heart of Peter Zumthor's practice is a refined selection of materials used to create contemplative spaces that evoke the spiritual dimension of our physical environment.

 

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011
Project is public!
Opening hours 10:00 - 18:00 h.
How to get there? Metro : South Kensington / Lancaster Gate / Hyde Park Corner
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Completion 7- 2011
Floor area/size 400 m2
ArchitectPeter Zumthor
structural engineerARUP
Client Serpentine Gallery
 
Project ID 8702
Latitude/Longitude 51°30'16N 00°10'28W
Contributed by goa
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