Introducing the awe-inspiringWooden Serpentine Pavilion by Lina Ghotmeh.The "concentric table" will be on display within the pavilion in London's Kensington Garden, which is a circular timber construction that will open to the public this coming Friday, June 9.
The pavilion, which was created as a venue for celebration and interaction and was given the name table, was given that name.
The first photograph of this year's Serpentine Pavilion in London, which was created by French-Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh, has been released. The pavilion is located in the Hyde Park area of London.
Ghotmeh said in an exclusive video published by Dezeen last week:
The pavilion emerges around this concentric table that allows people to get together. [It's] named À table, which is the French call to get together around the same table. When you're young your parents would tell you to come down and get together to eat, discuss.- Ghotmeh
Ghotmeh is the 22nd architect to be commissioned for the Serpentine Pavilion since the original building was constructed by architect Zaha Hadid in the year 2000. Ghotmeh is the architect who will be designing the pavilion's interior.
The structure of the 2023 pavilion has been characterized as "echoing the structures of tree leaves" due to its use of a timber frame with several gables spreading out from the pavilion's center. It is wrapped in a colonnade and encircled by a screen, which together create a space that is only partially contained.
The structure is like a leaf. If you look in a microscope at a leaf, if you will see this main vein.- Ghotmeh
After the summer installation, the pavilion will be "disassembled and reassembled" since it will be created utilizing a modular system and moved to a new location. Later on today, Dezeen will post further photographs that they have taken of the pavilion.
The most recent addition to the Serpentine Pavilion collection in Kensington Garden in the heart of London is called Ghotmeh. It is a sequel to the Black Chapel from the previous year, which was created by the artist and designer Theaster Gates.
Architects such as Frida Escobedo, Bjarke Ingels, and Sou Fujimoto have all been responsible for the construction of previous Serpentine Pavilions.
Lina Ghotmeh is a renowned architect and designer known for her innovative and contemporary approach to architecture. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1980, and her work spans various scales and contexts, including architecture, interiors, furniture, and product design.
Ghotmeh graduated with a degree in architecture from the American University of Beirut in 2003. She later moved to Japan and worked with the acclaimed architect, Kengo Kuma, where she gained valuable experience in designing and constructing projects that fuse traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern design principles.
In 2006, Ghotmeh established her own architecture and design firm called Lina Ghotmeh - Architecture (LGA), based in Paris, France. Her studio has since worked on numerous projects internationally, ranging from cultural and public buildings to residential and commercial spaces.
French-Lebanese architect Ghotmeh leads Paris-based architecture studio Lina Ghotmeh – Architecture. Ghotmeh was also interviewed by Dezeen on how working in the city has changed following the tragic explosion that occurred in 2020.
Her residential tower, Stone Garden, which is located in Beirut, was recognized as the best architecture project of the year at the Dezeen Awards 2021.