Every year since 2000, a different architect has been commissioned to create a temporary Pavilion at Kensington Gardens over the summer.
41 year old Sou Fujimoto, a Tokyo based architect is the youngest to accept the challenge and, yesterday alongside The Serpentine Gallery directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, unveiled the low-lying ‘Digital Cloud’.
Somewhat inspired by the affinity Japan has with nature, it is a light and airy structure, assembled from hundreds of 20mm-wide steel poles, creating a digital matrix like grid. The Serpentine Gallery directors see this years design as an apt representation of one of this years themes – the generation of artists born in or after 1989 and raised in the digital age.
Until October 20th Fujimoto’s structure can be visited, including a host of events such as the annual fundraiser party, music, screenings and lectures, ending with a marathon of talks on the closing weekend.