The Japanese studio?s architectural idiom combines aesthetic simplification with technical complexity, playing with light and perception.
The new project will host a coffee shop, events and conferences.
Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones and co-director Ulrich Obrist said:
"It is our dream come true to be working with world-leading architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA. Their work will be a wonderful addition to the Pavilion series, the only commission of its kind worldwide that allows preeminent architects to make their debut in this country and brings the best of contemporary architecture to London for everyone to enjoy once a year."
(c) 2008 Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Photograph (c) Takashi Okamoto