Minsuk Cho in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Serpentine Pavilion 7 June 2024, 12-1.30pm Free


To mark the opening of Archipelagic Void, the 23rd Serpentine Pavilion, Minsuk Cho was in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine. The conversation explored the inspirations behind this year’s Pavilion, Cho’s approach to architecture, and the history of the commission.

Since 2000, Serpentine has invited internationally renowned and emerging architects to create their first completed structure in England. The Pavilion commission is an unmissable opportunity to experience the latest in architectural experimentation.

Seoul-based Korean architect Minsuk Cho and his firm Mass Studies have been selected to design the 23rd Serpentine Pavilion. Titled Archipelagic Void, the Pavilion is envisioned as a unique void characterised by a constellation of smaller, adaptable structures strategically positioned at the lawn adjacent to Serpentine South. This ensemble consists of five ‘islands’ surrounding a circular open space. Each ‘island’ is individually named and serves a different purpose including the Auditorium, the Gallery, the Library, the Play Tower and the Tea House.


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