Where form meets function

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 by Jean Nouvel opens for Summer this weekend (July 10, 2010).

Nouvel’s offering is the 10th in the annual commission by the gallery. Noted as one of the most ambitious architectural programs world wide, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 will be Nouvel’s first completed building in the United Kingdom. In vivid red, the pavilion reflects some of London’s most iconic objects – buses, telephone booths – and contrasts with the lush greens of Hyde Park.

In structure, the pavilion is an exercise in juxtaposing lightweight materials with a metal cantilever that creates bold geometric shapes.

The building will be up and in use through October.

More images after the jump.

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