It is designed by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa from the Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA. They also designed the New Musuem Contemporary Art Gallery in New York.
Describing their structure the architects say: ‘The Pavilion is floating aluminium, drifting freely between the trees like smoke. The reflective canopy undulates across the site, expanding the park and sky. Its appearance changes according to the weather, allowing it to melt into the surroundings. It is a sheltered extension of the park where people can read, relax and enjoy lovely summer days.’