Counterspace’s Serpentine Pavilion opens at Kensington Gardens (and elsewhere across London)

Designed by Johannesburg, South Africa-based collaborative architectural studio Counterspace, the 20th Serpentine Pavilion goes on public view this week—on June 11, to be precise—at its customary location: A grassy expanse of lawn at the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London. While said lawn has welcomed high-profile works of temporary architecture for three-month summertime runs (save for last year) since 2000 with an inaugural commission by Zaha Hadid, this is the first Serpentine Pavilion in the history of the program in which fragments of the main structure extend behind beyond Hyde Park and can be found elsewhere across London.

These satellite elements of Counterspace’s Serpentine Pavilion, a concrete

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