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Gehry to design Serpentine Pavilion

This summer’s Serpentine Pavilion is to be designed by Frank Gehry.

The temporary building, which will sit outside the London gallery in Kensington Gardens for three months, will be Gehry’s first structure built in England.

Gallery bosses will hope things run more smoothly this year. German architect Frei Otto’s 2007 offering was substituted by Zaha Hadid’s ‘pre-pavilion’ when his design proved too complicated to build in time.

Hadid’s structure was in turn replaced by Kjetil Thorsen and artist Olafur Eliasson’s timber building.

Previous pavilions have been designed by Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond (2006); Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura with Cecil Balmond (2005); Oscar Niemeyer (2003); Toyo Ito (2002); Daniel Libeskind (2001); and Hadid again in 2000.

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