Serpentine Galleries has selected the architect Diébédo Francis Kéré to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017 in Kensington Gardens in London. It will be his firts work design in London.
The Pavilion has a wooden disk cover. It supported by a steel frame mimicking the canopy of a tree. The structure is inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando. The deck channels rainwater through a skylight into the structure, creating a cascading effect before falling to the drainage system hidden underground.
The Pavilion has four entry points with an open courtyard in the center, where the visitors can enjoy the view, sit and relax. Also, adapts to the changing weathers of London, in hot and sunny days, visitors will shade and rainy days take refuge.
Images: Serpentines Galleries