Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2000

Zaha Hadid19 June 2000 - 3 September 2000

Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries
London , United Kingdom

Serpentine Gallery Pavilions: Annual Architectural Commissions and Public Programmes

Zaha Hadid’s 2000 Pavilion radically reinvented the accepted idea of a tent or a marquee. It took the form of a triangulated roof spanning an impressive internal space of 600 square metres by using a steel primary structure. A folding form of angular flat planes extending to the ground gave an illusion of solidity while at the same time creating a variety of internal spaces. These undulations were emphasised by the positioning of lighting between two roof fabrics which incurred gradual changes over time, creating a sense of perpetual movement. This was reinforced throughout the interior with specially designed tables that gradated from white to black.


  • Title: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2000
  • Creator: Zaha Hadid
  • Date Created: 19 June 2000 - 3 September 2000
  • Further Information: <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/">Zaha Hadid</a>
  • Acknowledgements: Architectural Design Zaha HadidDesign Team: Zaha Hadid Architects Jim HeverinProject Director: Serpentine Gallery Julia Peyton-JonesProject Leader: Serpentine Gallery Mark RobinsonProject Advisor Eric GabrielContractor Gap Sails
  • Type: Architecture, ARTIFACT
  • External Link: Serpentine Gallery

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