This is the first time in history that architect Jean Novel has built a structure in London. Mr. Novel was asked to design the Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens for the Serpentine Gallery.
Every summer for the past ten years the gallery constructs a pavilion under the direction of a widely recognized architect. Past and notable architects have included Frank Gehry (2008), Rem Koolhaus (2006) and Oscar Niemeyer (2003).
Mr. Novel has added a bit of passion to this year’s structure by creating a structure entirely in red. This passionate red makes a poetic and forceful statement in the context of the green of the surrounding gardens. What’s not to love?
The pavilion will be on display from July 10 through October 17, 2010. To learn more about the Serpentine pavilion go here.