Serpentine Pavilion

designed by Herzon & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

The inner shape and volume underneath the flat pool of water are defined by the footprints of all the previous pavilions.

"Their shape varies: circular, long and narrow, dots and also large, constructed hollows that have been filled in… These remains testify to the existence of the former Pavilions and their greater or lesser intervention in the natural environment of the park."

Hyplane Pavilion


Akihisa Hirata has teamed up with Oak Structural Design Office to build the Bloomberg Pavilion, which will become a platform for ten different exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. The design is based on a mathematical concept formulated by Kazushi Ahara, who describes the shape as a ‘hyplane’; a geometric system consisting of identical non-equilateral triangles.