Just in time for the summer months, Hyde Park has welcomed a new landmark café designed by the award-winning London and Valletta-based studio, Mizzi Studio. Taking on a prestigious commission to transform a grand total of ten sites across London’s Royal parks, the Serpentine Coffee House particularly caught our eye.
Due to open on the Serpentine Bridge with an incredible view towards the Serpentine Lake, the building’s unique form is defined by its dramatic brass canopy, taking inspiration in its sweeping shape from the curve of the neighbouring lake. Drawing inspiration from Japanese architecture, the roof pays tribute to characteristics evident in a traditional pagoda while the windows have been influenced by historical tea houses found in Japan. The windows of the structure showcase horizontal mullions, creating a semi-transparent effect and thereby blurring the boundaries between the interiors and exteriors of the space – allowing ‘the building to coexist harmoniously with its environment.’
Mizzi Studio will unveil their latest project in mid-July within the heart of Hyde Park. The studio has become synonymous with delivering sophisticated projects that exude a sense of longevity, material craftsmanship, integrity and innovation. It’s founding director, Jonathan Mizzi, has trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL where he was awarded a Commendation regarding his work in the neo Futuristic design in Architecture.
Images by Luke Hayes