The Serpentine is a gallery in Kensington Gardens. It’s a place where nature and culture converge. Each summer the gallery commissions international artists and architects to create a pavilion for concerts, talks, and presentations. The 2012 pavilion was a collaboration between the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and the architects Herzog & de Meuron from Basel, Switzerland. —Zahira Asmal
Kensington Gardens, 44/(0) 20-7402-6075. Photo Stephen Simpson/LNP. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue. Read more about Designing South Africa and Designing Brazil founder Zahira Asmal.