Crystal Palace architects

Cllr Pickard at Crystal Palace park

Cllr Pickard at Crystal Palace park

Plans are moving ahead to rebuild a replica of the Crystal Palace in Crystal Palace Park.  Jane Pickard was at the consultation event on Saturday 1st March in the park. Jane said “If these ambitious plans are realised they will have a major impact on residents of West Norwood. The extra traffic will have to be carefully managed.”

There is a short online survey at:

Six renowned architects have already been shortlisted to work up more detailed plans.

The architects are:

David Chipperfield Architects


Haworth Tomkins Architects

Marks Barfield Architects

Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor   and

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  1. Looking at the list of Architects, it definitely won’t be a pastiche ‘replica’. Thank goodness. The beautiful form of the original Crystal Palace reflected the engineering and aesthetic standards of the day. However, anyone who thinks we should slavishly ‘replicate’ it imagines they’re ascribing to an irrefutable objective standard of beauty. But they’re mistaken. What they’re actually contemplating is living in the past.

    I don’t want the new Crystal Palace to look like a phoney Victorian theme park, new one ought to reflect the engineering and aesthetic technologies of our time – which is the 21st Century, not the 19th.

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