Following the opening of the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion, designed this year by Diébédo Francis Kéré (Kéré Architecture), photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to London. Designed to mimic a tree, or a canopy of trees, the wooden structure has been designed to fuse cultural references from Kéré’s home town of Gando in Burkino Faso with more “experimental” construction techniques. His ambition is that the pavilion becomes a social condenser – “a symbol of storytelling and togetherness.”
You can find out more about the design and development of the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion, including its unique climatic features, here.
Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion Opens in Sun-Drenched London – But Will Come Alive During Rain
The 2017 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré ( Kéré Architecture), was unveiled today in London. Conceived as a micro cosmos-“a community structure within Kensington Gardens”-the pavilion has been designed to consciously fuse cultural references from Kéré’s home town of Gando in Burkino Faso, with “experimental construction techniques.”