Zaha Hadid’s sculpture – created for the 2007 Serpentine summer party – has been temporarily installed at Chatsworth House by auction house Sotherby’s
The pavilion, named Lilas, is the centrepiece of this year’s Beyond Limits exhibition, which showcases modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture.
The sculpture, which is set to be auctioned and could fetch up to £500,000, is being installed as a tribute to Hadid, who died earlier this year.
Simon Stock, Sotheby’s senior international specialist and curator of the exhibition, said: ‘For each of our annual Beyond Limits shows we seek to bring something new and thrilling to the experience, and the resurrection of Zaha Hadid’s seminal Lilas pavilion in such a historic location is one of the highlights this year.’
The Lilas pavilion was originally a temporary commission featuring calligraphic arcs rising to 5.5 metres, inspired by natural geometries such as flower petals and leaves.
In the summer of 2007, Hadid was the architect behind the inaugural Serpentine Pavilion, created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Serpentine Gallery.
Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is the ancestral seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.