Zaha Hadid Serpentine Sackler Gallery London

Zaha Hadid Architects,

Luke Hayes,


Landscape, Pavilions, Gallery, Sport & Wellness,

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Zaha Hadid, opened on September 28 2013.

Zaha Hadid Serpentine Sackler Gallery London
Architect Zaha Hadid has worked on another project for the Serpentine Gallery. After building the temporary pavilion in 2000, the 2004 Pritzker Prize laureate has designed the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery opened on September 28 2013.

The project has two parts, conversion of the existing brick building, a former gunpowder store built in 1805 and known as "the Magazine" and a new temporary frame structure.

The new construction designed by Zaha Hadid looks like a lightweight, transparent extension of the existing neoclassical building. Zaha Hadid Architects’ declared intention was to create an "intense aesthetic experience". The space fits into the natural, green surroundings of the park and becomes an invitation to go in and discover contemporary art. Landscape design is by landscape designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: London, UK
Images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects, ph. Luke Hayes



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