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Serpentine Pavilion 2017 Designed by Francis Kéré

23 June - 08 October
Organized by: Serpentine Galleries
Kensington Gardens
London
W2 3XA

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando, Francis Kéré has designed a Pavilion that seeks to connect its visitors to nature – and each other. An expansive roof, supported by a central steel framework, mimics a tree’s canopy, allowing air to circulate freely while offering shelter against London rain and summer heat.