Serpentine announces winners of Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects Challenge

by Nahida, 13, from Tower Hamlets, London by Jasmine, 10, from Teddington

To coincide with the 15th anniversary of the Pavilion commission in 2015, the Serpentine launched Build Your Own Pavilion, a national competition for young architects between 8-14 years old, inviting them to design their own model for a Pavilion.

The competition received 600 entries, which were divided in to two categories (8-10 years and 11-14 years). This year’s winners are Jasmine, 10, from Teddington, whose Pavilion was inspired by spiders’ webs and Nahida, 13, from Tower Hamlets, London, who created a hill-shaped, transparent pavilion intended as a big studio for people to rent out or to use for

More inspired proposals from the runners-up can be viewed online too, in both the 8-10 category and 11-14 category.

4 February 2016. 


Jury included: the Serpentine directors, Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist; the designers of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, selgascano; David Glover, chairman of Intelligent Engineering UK; and Dejan Mitrovic, founder of Kidesign and designer of the Build Your Own Pavilion workshops.