Name the architects behind the Serpentine Pavilions

Pentagram helps the Serpentine launch its 2015 Build Your Own Pavilion project by illustrating every one of them
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Pentagram's Serpentine Pavilion illustrations. Image courtesy of Pentagram
Pentagram's Serpentine Pavilion illustrations. Image courtesy of Pentagram

If you can remember the first Serpentine Pavilion - a simple, angular, tent-like structure designed by Zaha Hadid and installed in the grounds of the London gallery back in 2000 - then you are, unfortunately, too old to take part in one of the gallery’s 2015 architectural celebrations.

 

Pentagram's illustration of Sou Fujimoto's 2013 Pavilion. Image courtesy of Pentagram
Pentagram's illustration of Sou Fujimoto's 2013 Pavilion. Image courtesy of Pentagram

To mark the fifteenth year of its pavilion programme, the gallery have joined with the educational organisation, KIDESIGN to launch Build Your Own Pavilion, a summer-long series of workshops offering 8-14 year olds the chance to design their own Serpentine-style structure, using sketch pads, modelling equipment, 3D CAD software and 3D Printing. The workshops aim to foster architectural ambition among British children, and are taking place around the country. Find out more here.

 

To launch the scheme, the Serpentine commissioned one of the world’s best design agencies to illustrate every pavilion ever created, from Zaha’s tent, through Jean Nouvel’s red, translucent cathedral-like space, to Sou Fujimoto's spindly, white creation from 2013.

Pentagram illustrator Hiromi Suzuki drew the pictures for this project, which was overseen by the firm’s creative partner Marina Willer. Don’t they look great? Old people, see if you can remember them all. Youngsters, why not try and come up with something even better?

 

Pentagram's illustration of Peter Zumthor's 2011 Pavilion. Image courtesy of Pentagram
Pentagram's illustration of Peter Zumthor's 2011 Pavilion. Image courtesy of Pentagram

Meanwhile, to learn more about Pentagram, take a look these books by its founder, Alan Fletcher; for more kid-friendly architectural words and pictures get Architecture According to Pigeons; for more on contemporary building design, sign up for a free trial of the Phaidon Atlas, our peerless architectural resource.


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