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In pictures: the 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is now open

Eddy Frankel

We know what you're thinking and you’re right: a pavilion is not a very very big number. It’s actually a kind of building. And the Serpentine Gallery picks a different star architect to design and build a new one every year, and every year it gets even bigger and better. This year, Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have designed what is being described as an ‘unzipped wall’, which sounds like something you might find in an arch in Vauxhall, but definitely isn’t. Alongside the main pavilion, the Serpentine has commissioned four summer houses from architects who have never built anything in the UK before. It’s a stunning architectural extravaganza right in the middle of Hyde Park, and as far as we’re concerned, it means that summer’s officially here.

Check out more pictures of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion:

Or check out last year's oh-so-colourful design.

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