Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh has been announced as the selected architect to create the 22nd Serpentine Pavilion.
Ghotmeh’s Pavilion will be unveiled at Serpentine South in June 2023. This annual pioneering and prestigious commission, which began in 2000 with Dame Zaha Hadid, has presented structures by some of the biggest names and emerging talents in international architecture.
Ghotmeh leads her practice Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture in Paris, France, where she develops projects at the crossroads of architecture, art and design, on a global scale. The architect’s designs are developed through historical research which emerge as interventions that enliven memories. In line with the 22nd Pavilion’s ongoing practice of ‘Archaeology of the future’, by exploring notions of memory, space and landscape through the architect’s own methodology.
Entitled À table, this Pavilion offers a celebratory space - endowed with a table, around which visitors can eat, work, play, meet, talk, rethink and decide, in a modest setting. Built with bio-sourced and low-carbon materials, the structure appears like a skeleton
Considerate of social conditions, environments and materials, Ghotmeh has designed the open gallery-like Pavilion to grow as an adaptable system which can be disassembled and reassembled - allowing it to live beyond its Serpentine site, while staying true to its original memory.