Pottersfields Park pavilions by DSDHA


Architects DSDHA have created two cafe pavilions at Pottersfield Park in London, England.

Parkside Pavilion (top and above) is a charred structure set beside City Hall while the Blossom Square pavilion located next to Tower Bridge (below) is built of whitened timber.

Photographs © Helene Binet


Here's some text from DSDHA:


DSDHA, morelondon and Amano are pleased to invite you to the launch
party for the newly completed Pottersfields Park Pavilions.

DSDHA were appointed by morelondon to design the two pavilions - one is
to be situated adjacent to City Hall, the other next to Tower Bridge.

As the UK's first charred timber building, Parkside Pavilion has a distinctive
silhouette that offsets the iconic structures that surround it, and continues
DSDHA's research into contemporary forms of urban architecture and public

The new cafe at Blossom Square, on the boundary of the World Heritage
Site and made from whitened timber, will generate income for the community
Trust established to maintain this high profile park owned by Southwark and
designed by Gross Max.




Posted on Thursday March 6th 2008 at 1:38 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Arch

    i wonder if they are influenced by SITE Projects Inc. in the mid-50’s.

  • bioz

    loved it

  • pop

    i like this british sensitivity. practical construction, modest spaces, almost natural.

    very nice how it looks like the pavillion is the base of the city hall. Foster should have sought of that!!!

  • J

    I like the building, but don’t like how it fits in with the site, very unsuitable to being beside foster’s building…

  • rodger

    i love the intimacy of its cave-like entrance quality, and the simple means of construction with dark wood.
    nice job.

  • I think it does sort of fit the site and give it some human scale and intimacy.

  • jose monteiro

    I think the charred pavilion looks excellent, almost upgrades that horrible GLA building… however the opposite cafe lost something in the colour of the material, looks slightly too plastic… even so really nice intervention into the space.

  • beautiful peice of achitechture.. ill take 2! thanks

  • floyd landis

    It might look better on the moon. It does not fit at all into the context of the site. Was this a design left over from somewhere else?