Our single-storey pavilion has an elegant curved design which responds to its conservation area setting and picks up on the materials of the surrounding shop fronts. Inspired by the designs of Wardian cases used for keeping and transporting fragile plants, the oval-shaped 11m2 structure is fully glazed and supported by a delicate bronze frame. The pavilion’s form projects outwards slightly at roof level to provide shelter for the displays and customers.
Internal marble joinery will provide all the necessary storage and equipment, whilst feature lighting integrated into the structure will transform it into a public artwork at night.
Project architect Grigor Grigorov said: “We’ve been working with Harrods on numerous projects to sensitively update and restore the historic fabric of the store, so it’s been great also to have the opportunity to work with The Knightsbridge Estate on this public realm project. Hans Crescent is an important public space, but in recent years has suffered from overcrowding and safety concerns. The proposed kiosk and landscaping improvements will act as a form of ‘urban acupuncture’, refocusing the pedestrian flows and bringing additional colour, joy and vibrance to the street, reinforcing its identity as the gateway to Knightsbridge.”