Serpentine Pavilion is coming to Beijing this summer

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/01/01p9ak6wajw4kwj6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />London-based <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion/" rel="nofollow" >Serpentine Galleries</a> are branching out to China and will be opening the inaugural Serpentine Pavilion Beijing this May. <br>
Announced as a collaboration with WF CENTRAL from Beijing, the new pavilion will be designed by JIAKUN Architects in the city's historic Dongcheng District, only a stones-throw away from the iconic Forbidden City.
Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects, © Jiakun Architects
According to the architects, the pavilion design takes inspiration from Confucianism, having the architecture act as a physical representation of the traditional pursuit of Junzi: "The design is characterized by the figure of the Archer, in the form of a curved cantilever beam that incorporates the forces of elasticity through cables stretched between steel plates. Although modern architecture in Beijing has developed a series of powerful techniques to fight the external forces of fierce winds and unpredictable earthquakes, the Pavilion's integral...

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