It's only early February and it's already been a busy year for Bjarke Ingels: First, News Corp announced that it was pulling out of its lease at 2 World Trade, which the architect designed (by no fault of Bjarke's); and a glassy, spiraling tower in New York's rising Hudson Yards neighborhood by Ingels's firm, BIG, was announced. Now, the Guardian is reporting that Ingels will design the 2016 Serpentine Gallery pavilion.
In past years, the annual program has had a designer of some renown—in or outside of the architecture industry—create an outdoor pavilion on the grounds of the Serpentine Galleries in the English capital. Previous designers, for example, have included Pritzker Prize winners like Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, and Herzog & de Meuron, and rising stars like Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. While there's no news yet on what Ingels's scheme will look like, we have his past work to look back on, including his well-liked Danish Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai Expo and his House 8 apartment complex in his native Denmark.
Though Ingels will design the main structure, he'll have company. Unlike in past years, four other architects have been tapped to create pavilions for the program. They are Asif Khan of the U.K., Kunlé Adeyemi of Nigeria, Barko Leibinger of Germany, and Yona Friedman.
Read more over at The Guardian.
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