Thursday, 26 September 2013

New Serpentine Gallery

This shark's maw is Zaha Hadid's £14.5m extension to the Serpentine Gallery, named The Serpentine Sackler Gallery (2013). The original 200-year-old building in London's Kensington Gardens is a former gunpowder store. Zaha Hadid Architects renovated it inside and out, then added this curving café and events space topped by a wavy glass-fibre textile roof. Inside the gallery, you'll find Adrián Villar Rojas's cracked clay elephant with its head stuck in a wall plus racks of clay sculptures. Below is an artist's impression of the new gallery for planning purposes. It clarifies the project beautifully. The gallery opens on Saturday. BBC London's Brenda Emmanus sneaked a preview: CLICK.

Zaha Hadid Architects - Serpentine Sackler Gallery


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