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"Architecture is a discipline that speaks to all your senses" - Pierre de Meuron

To coincide with the final weeks of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, here's an interview we filmed at the opening in May with Pierre de Meuron of architects Herzog & de Meuron, in which he talks to Dezeen about how the pavilion was realised in cork to appeal to all the senses and "not only your eyes".

The architects teamed up with artist Ai Weiwei on the project and De Meuron explains how they worked around the problem that Weiwei isn't permitted to leave China before admitting that the protective acoustics of the space were a stroke of luck, since they weren't able to test them beforehand.

On the same day, Jacques Herzog also gave us an exclusive, impromptu tour of the pavilion, which you can watch below or view at a larger size here.

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion closes next weekend with a series of talks and discussions by the architects and a host of other speakers, and Dezeen readers are in with a chance of winning tickets to attend. Find out more here »

See photos of the pavilion and read more about it in our earlier story »

See the initial designs for the pavilion » 
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