On June 21, the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion designed by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami will open to the public on the lawn of the Kensington Gardens in London. The pavilion is a prestigious annual commission from London's Serpentine Gallery that started in 2000 with a design by Zaha Hadid.
Taking the form of a sloping triangular roof, the structure measures almost 100 feet long and was constructed using more than 67 tons of Cumbrian slate, resulting in a mountainous, jagged form. Reaching around 15 feet at its highest tallest point, the roof is supported by a "forest" of columns in a random arrangement.
"A stone creates a landscape, and a landscape usually sits outside of a building," Ishigami said in a press release. "I wanted to create the landscape inside the building, as a theory of the landscape that the stone creates outside. In that sense, I tried to create this landscape that exists outside, inside the building itself."
The Serpentine Pavilion will be open to visitors from June 21- Oct. 6.