Based on the principle of a winding ramp, the 2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion explored the idea of vertical circulation within a single space. The aim was to reconsider the traditional, single-level pavilion structure by adding a third dimension: height.
While journeying upwards, visitors first encounter the interior space, which was followed by an enclosed stretch of the ramp with the surroundings only glimpsed through the louvered facade. As they proceeded, visitors completed the spiraling movement, the ramp became integrated into the roof of the Pavilion, and they experienced a full, unhindered view of the park.
The vertical movement of visitors in the Pavilion complemented the horizontal circulation in the exhibition spaces at the adjacent Serpentine Gallery.