Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion takes shape

Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion under construction in Kensington Gardens

Work under way on pavilion which opens next month

Construction of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, is underway.

The walls, constructed from a lattice of cement roof tiles, are already partially complete.

Eventually they will form a celosia, a traditional breeze wall common to Mexican architecture. Taking the shape of two rectangular boxes positioned at an angle, they will enclose a courtyard.

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