Croydon the Future

Croydon the Future

Architect
Birds Portchmouth Russum
Project Year
1994
Category
Masterplans

Croydon the Future

Birds Portchmouth Russum as Architects

The proposals investigate the opportunities arising from the introduction of a new tram system and the modification of existing roads and car parks in order to redefine, revitalise and give identity to the centre of Croydon. A peripheral linear park incorporating the new tramway is introduced to extend around the town centre and link the car parks. Wellesley Road, at present a constricted motorway, is transformed into a ‘Central Park’ overlooked by a new ‘Millenium Tower’.


The existing carparks are crowned by lightweight/inflatable structures which stage spectacular public events announced by giant billboards facing new public plazas. These ‘Pleasuredromes’ facilitate a diverse range of sporting, recreational, and cultural activities including an auditorium with an opening roof. Each ‘Drome’ is served by and also sustains the existing car park beneath.

Share or Add Croydon the Future to your Collections
Project Credits
Reform of Oenological Station
next project

Reform of Oenological Station

Private Houses
Felanitx, España - Build completed in 2017
View Project