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Rosarium

Phase 3 · Crystal Palace Park

Oxford Brookes School of Architecture · BA Year 2

REVITALISATION

Kick starting the revitalisation and redesign of the park by bringing roses back. Creating a threshold building and sloping rose lab, connecting with transport links and expanding the cafe.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium site location plan
Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration roses growing

SEEDS & POLLEN

Storage and rose hybridisation.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration seed storage interior desk
Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration seed storage interior

ROSES

Planting, watering and feeding.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration watering planting growing

HARVESTING

Collection of seeds for planting and rose heads for hybridisation.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration watering planting growing

STRUCTURE

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration structure module pivot joints detail

Pivot joints and glass ‘spider’ connector.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration structure module bow string truss detail

Connection point for the bow-string truss.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration structure module steel detail

Corten modules on steel legs and concrete.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration structure module detail
Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section drawing illustration structure perspective

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first

THRESHOLD

The busiest and most significant entry point into the park forms the site for park revitalisation. Transport links are key with the tube, rail, bicycle rack, taxi rank and car parking. Brown & Green café and a florist are existing businesses within the station.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium existing section drawing illustration
Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium existing section drawing illustration
Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium existing section drawing illustration

SLOPE

The existing public entrance space is often in shade due to the station building, however the North-East slope down to the tracks gets a considerable amount of light, evident by the substantial unmanaged growth.

ROSARY MOUND

All remains of the 1852 rosary, spiral mound and bandstand are now gone, a walkway from the stadium to station cut across the mound reshaping it again in the 1970s. This was removed in 2010 and the scar it left can be seen today.

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium rose parts

ROSE HYBRIDISATION

THRESHOLD, MOUND & SLOPE

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium section sketches

TERRACED GREENHOUSE

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium plan design

Organisation

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium structure design
Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium structure design

Structural Module

ENVIRONMENT

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium environment sun light

Sunlight

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium environment rain water

Rain

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium environment interior air flow

Airflow Interior

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium environment greenhouse air flow

Airflow Greenhouse

Theo Jones architecture Crystal Palace Park Rosarium view from a train drawing illustration a rose leaves the rosarium

GOODBYE

A rose leaves the Rosarium.

LOCATION Crystal Palace Station, London

CLIENT London Development Agency

TUTORS David Grindley & Elliott Wingfield

2013-14

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