Did you hear about the giant marshmallow that flattened Stonehenge and landed in Hyde Park? No, we didn’t think so. But you’ll hear about it soon (sort of) as the next architect to take on the celebrated Serpentine Galleries’ Pavilion has been announced.
Come summer, Smiljan Radic will transform the lawn outside the gallery (a former teahouse) and from his designs it looks like an inflated jellyfish crossed with a giant mushroom will be taking up residence. In actual fact, the pavilion is a semi-translucent shell resting on quarry stones that will house a café. No your drink hasn’t been spiked; it’s the distinctively hallucinogenic style of the Chilean architect who’s been creating extraordinary architecture in Chile, subverting the normal into the unusual. But we think this will be his most experimental design to date.
So if you want to get washed away with the absurd, you’ve got from June to October to enjoy this architectural spectacle.
For more info on the project, head to serpentinegalleries.org