First up for the Architecture class was Zaha Hadid’s Serpentine art gallery in Hyde Park, followed by the nearby 2016 Serpentine Pavillion. The pavillion is torn down and then rebuilt every year, and is always designed by a new architect. This year it was done by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).
Afterwards the class took a look at the V&A’s exhibition on engineering, which features an installation in the museum’s atrium garden. After a short break by St. Paul’s, the class headed to Millennium Bridge. For the final part of the day the class headed to Southbank, where the students were especially impressed by the new Tate Switch Building! They spent some time sketching the new structure, then ascended to the 10th floor of the museum in order to get a view of the whole of London.