Zaha Hadid-Designed Serpentine Sackler Gallery Approved

20 June 2011 (Last Updated June 20th, 2011 18:30)

Plans for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, a new addition to the Serpentine Gallery in London, UK, designed by Zaha Hadid, have been approved by the Westminster Council. The addition will be built as part of a project that will also see the restoration of the Magazine building.

Plans for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, a new addition to the Serpentine Gallery in London, UK, designed by Zaha Hadid, have been approved by the Westminster Council.

The addition will be built as part of a project that will also see the restoration of the Magazine building.

The extension will be made from lightweight structural elements and a tensile membrane and will function as a cafe and meeting space.

The new pavilion will feature an undulating roof that moves and curves and dips down to the ground before rising again.

The roof is punctuated at its peaks to allow the entry of natural light.

The Magazine building will also be refurbished with the oldest part set to be transformed into the central citadel for the new gallery.