Serpentine Pavilion 09, SANAA
The Serpentine Gallery is an art gallery in Hyde Park, London. Each year the gallery commissions international architects to design a pavilion on the gallery's lawn that provides a unique showcase for contemporary architecture. As it is annually re-designed there is no better tribute to modern architecture. In 2009 SANAA delivered a terrific example of clean, minimalist and seemingly delicate architecture. The pavilion's beautiful, free flowing finished form was only made possible through the uncompromising work of the ARUP engineers. The best way to determine the success of the concept was to create a scaled model of the Pavillion.