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  • Zaha Hadid Architects, Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Photo: Luke HAYES.
    london UNITED KINGDOM

    The Serpentine Sackler Gallery consists of two distinct parts, namely the conversion of a classical 19th century brick structure—The Magazine—and a 21st century tensile structure. The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is thus—after MAXXI in Rome—the second art space where Zaha Hadid Architects have created a synthesis of old and new. The Magazine was designed as a Gunpowder Store in 1805. It comprises two raw brick barrel vaulted spaces (where the gunpowder was stored) and a lower square-shaped surrounding structure with a frontal colonnade.

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