Serpentine Pavilion 1 Jun — 3 Sep 2000 Free

Zaha Hadid, the highly acclaimed Iraqi-British architect, designed the inaugural pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion series in 2000.

The ambitious programme has since become a highlight of the design and architecture calendar.

Zaha Hadid’s structure radically reinvented the accepted idea of a tent or a marquee. It took the form of a triangulated roof structure spanning an impressive internal space of 600 square metres by using a steel primary structure. A folding form of angular flat planes extending to the ground gave an illusion of solidity, while at the same time creating a variety of internal spaces.

‘Briefly brilliant…’ –The Guardian


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