The Serpentine Pavilion pops up annually in London’s Kensington Gardens at the Serpentine Galleries. This summer calendar fixture is always commissioned to a contemporary architect as their first-built project in the UK. Zaha Hadid designed the inaugural pavilion in 2000. Since then, art and design titans have followed including Olafur Eliasson, Jean Nouvel and Frank Gehry, each contributing to a fascinating history of pavilion design and architectural innovation – as well as hosting radical social gatherings beneath their temporary eaves. Frida Escobedo designs the 18th Serpentine Pavilion, which is open from 15 June to 7 October.

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