Google+ London Architecture Blog: Shortlist for the rebuilding of the Crystal Palace announced

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Shortlist for the rebuilding of the Crystal Palace announced



Six London based architects have been shortlisted to rebuild the Crystal Palace, originally designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and constructed in 1851 for the Great Exhibition. The vast iron and glass exhibition building was initially located in Hyde Park where it housed exhibitions for the latest technology and advancements during the industrial revolution. After the exhibition, the palace was dismantled and relocated to Sydenham Hill until it was destroyed by fire in 1936.

Plan of the Crystal Palace and surrounding landscape, 1857


The project will be chaired by London Mayor Boris Johnson and backed by Chinese Developer ZhongRong. The six shortlisted architects are

David Chipperfield Architects
Haworth Tomkins
Grimshaw
Marks Barfield Architects
Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners
Zaha Hadid Architects

Read the full Dezeen article on the regeneration here

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