Just a few snaps from our first visit to the latest Serpentine pavilion today… We wandered across Hyde park to take a look at the latest construction, a collaboration between artist Ai Weiwei and Herzog de Meuron architects. We are fans of both collaborators so had high expectations and we weren’t disappointed. The project was treated as an ‘archaeological dig’, going 5 feet down to reveal foundations of the past 11 buildings and covering the different shapes and forms in cork to form steps, seats and tables. Above this playground of cork, a large disc roof holds a shallow pool of water reflecting trees and the sky above the park.
Its beautiful, and people seem to be really enjoying it, especially the kids who clamber and race across the cork landscape. I did see a few trips and a banged head or two but hey, it only makes them stronger. Right?