Jean Nouvel’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 Launch

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Jean Nouvel, the acclaimed French architect responsible for extraordinary buildings from Barcelona to Berlin has completed his first building in London and it’s an outstanding example of modern architecture.

The eccentric architect has created this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, with a stunning, entirely red creation.

Made from red steel, glass, mirrors and fabric, the main structure includes a 12m high angled wall leaning inwards, dominating the rest of the construction.

In its shadow, under a tiered canopy is a bar and seating area with chess boards, benches and tables. It provides the perfect space to sit back and relax while gazing at reflections from the surrounding red glass.

Outside of the main structure, there’s a chance to work up a sweat playing table tennis or relax on one of the free-standing hammocks or loungers – all in the beautiful surrounds of the luscious Hyde Park.

Jean Nouvel’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is the 10th annual commission by the Serpentine Gallery. The pavilion is open to the public from 10 July-17 October. Free admission.