The design for the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion takes roofs, the most common architectural feature, as its point of departure and inspiration. It is reminiscent of roofing tiles seen around the world, bridging both architectural and cultural references through this single architectural feature. The roof of the Pavilion is made by arranging slates to create a canopy that alludes to nature. It appears to emerge from the ground of the surrounding Park.
▼设计以屋顶作为设计的出发点和灵感来源，the design takes roofs as its point of departure and inspiration
▼石板排布而成的屋顶创造出一个充满自然感的空间， the roof of the Pavilion is made by arranging slates to create a canopy that alludes to nature
▼屋面细部，roofing detailed view
My design for the Pavilion plays with our perspectives of the built environment against the backdrop of a natural landscape, emphasising a natural and organic feel as though it had grown out of the lawn, resembling a hill made of rocks. This is an attempt to supplement traditional architecture with modern methodologies and concepts, to create in this place an expanse of scenery like never seen before. Possessing the weighty presence of slate roofs seen around the world, and simultaneously appearing so light it could blow away in the breeze, the cluster of scattered rock levitates, like a billowing piece of fabric.
▼画廊犹如一个生长在草坪中的、由岩石构成的小丘，the design emphasizes a natural and organic feel as though it had grown out of the lawn, resembling a hill made of rocks
▼零碎的岩石随着屋顶的形态成簇地起伏，the cluster of scattered rock levitates like a billowing piece of fabric
The interior of the Pavilion is an enclosed cave-like space, a refuge for contemplation. For me, the Pavilion articulates a ‘free space’ philosophy that is to harmony between man-made structures and those that already exist in nature.
▼与草坪连接的画廊，view to the pavilion from the lawn
▼顶篷局部视角，canopy detailed view