Serpentine Gallery Pavilions: Annual Architectural Commissions and Public Programmes
A temporary installation on the occasion of the Gallery’s world-renowned fundraising event, The Summer Party, in 2007, this Pavilion was sited on the lawn next to the Gallery. Inspired by complex natural geometries, such as flower petals and leaves, Lilas was designed as an open air space, 5.5 metres in height, that consisted of three identical fabric structures or parasols arrayed around a central point. Each parasol developed sculpturally from a small articulated base to a large cantilevered diamond shape. Raised on a low platform located within an open field flanked by a row of trees just south of the Serpentine Gallery, the installation was free standing and accessible from all sides.