Goldman Sachs is proud to sponsor the Serpentine Pavilion for the sixth year running, this year designed by Johannesburg-based architecture practice Counterspace. Counterspace is directed by the all-woman team of Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar, who are the youngest ever architects to be commissioned for this internationally renowned architecture programme, now in its 20th year. Using both innovative and traditional building techniques, the design of the 2020 Serpentine Pavilion will be based on gathering spaces and community places around London in the Pavilion structure, employing a mix of low-tech and high-tech approaches to sustainability.
Goldman Sachs is proud to sponsor the Serpentine Pavilion for a fifth year running, this year designed by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami. Ishigami is celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena. His design takes inspiration from roofs, the most common architectural feature used around the world. The design of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion is made by arranging slates to create a single canopy roof that appears to emerge from the ground.
Goldman Sachs is proud to sponsor the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion for a fourth year running, this year designed by Frida Escobedo. Escobedo is the first female architect since the inaugural pavilion by Zaha Hadid, and the youngest to design the Serpentine Pavilion. She was born in 1979 in Mexico City. Among a multitude of recognitions, Escobedo received the Emerging Voices Award by the Architectural League of New York in 2017.
Goldman Sachs is proud to sponsor the Serpentine Pavilion for a third year running, designed this year by award winning architect, Francis Kéré. Diébédo Francis Kéré is the principal architect at Kéré Architecture based in Berlin, founded in 2005. Kéré was born in 1965 in Gando, Burkina Faso, west Africa and trained at the Technical University of Berlin.