Serpentine Sackler Gallery Extension, Hyde Park, London

Zaha Hadid
Date Built
Opens to the public September 2013
The Magazine, Hyde Park
A short distance from the Serpentine Gallery, in Hyde Park, is the historic "Magazine" building, a gunpowder store built in 1805. 

It has been restored and converted into the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, named after Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler.  Beside the old building is this undulating extension designed by Zaha Hadid. 

The gallery says of this new building that, "Zaha Hadid has designed a light and transparent extension for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery to be used as a café/restaurant and social space. This will complement the historic structure ... ".

The architect is quoted on the gallery's website as saying, "I am absolutely delighted the plans have been granted permission. This is an important milestone for the project that allows the Serpentine Gallery to further develop its acclaimed cultural programmes. I would like to thank all those whose hard work has made this possible both at Westminster Council and the Serpentine Gallery.''



- Images from the construction phase -

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