Time is running out to visit this year's Serpentine Pavilion outside the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London. I have been meaning to go all summer, partly because I am a great admirer of the artist Ai Wei Wei, who has collaborated in the design of the pavilion with the architects Herzog & de Meuron - designers of the Tate Modern conversion. They also collaborated on the design for the 'Bird's Nest' stadium at the Bejing Olympics. I will try to get there before it closes on 14th October.
The design team responsible for the celebrated Beijing National Stadium, which was built for the 2008 Olympic Games and won the prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize, will come together again in London in 2012 in a special development of the Serpentine's acclaimed annual commission. Open from June to October 2012, the Pavilion will be presented as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad. The Pavilion will be Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei's first collaborative built structure in the UK.