Here are the first official photos of this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London, designed by Japanese designers SANAA. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.
The surrounding park is reflected in the temporary structure's aluminium roof, which is shaped to curve around trees on the site and varies in height.
Curved walls made of transparent acrylic surround a cafe and auditorium under this canopy. The pavilion opens to the public on Sunday and will remain in place until 18 October. Photographs are by Luke Hayes.
A program of events called Park Nights will be hosted in the auditorium including performances, talks and screenings, and culminating in the Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon in October.
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