Stationed at the playground in Hyde Park, this steam bent kiosk makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a Colicci coffee or ice cream.
Designed by architectural practice
, the family of nine Mizzi Studio kiosks now reside in prominent locations around London’s Royal Parks including Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park. The collaborative project won an award at Colicci Coffee in the fast casual category 2019. Restaurant and Bar Design Awards
The flagship Horse Shoe Bend kiosk in St James’s Park, in view of Buckingham Palace, is clad in tubular brass and mirrors the ornate precious metals that adorn Sir Thomas Brock’s Queen Victoria Memorial, while the choice of timber cladding for the rest of the family of kiosks rests on the relationship with the park environment.
High quality materials have been used throughout the kiosk designs, from sustainable, steam bent solid oak to oxidised copper, new copper, stainless steel and brass.
holistic approach to the design also takes into careful consideration the use of space, energy efficiency and practicalities such as waste disposal. A rear entrance leaves the sides of the kiosk available for subtle and efficient service features including integrated bins and condiment holders. Mizzi Studio’s
The design of each kiosk has been tailored to the history and nuances of their respective site to create new visitor experiences and make a refreshment stop an integral part of a journey through the parks.
The kiosks are conceived as a family of individual forms that are united in their design language, with a 360-degree sculptural canopy that swells out like a tree’s crown creating a recognisable silhouette.
A close up of the sustainable, steam bent oak cladding which unifies the eight Royal Park coffee kiosks our Tom Raffield team have been working on for the last eighteen months.
Speakers' Corner, the location of one of Colicci's new steam bent kiosks, is a traditional site for public speeches and debates since the mid 1800's when protests and demonstrations took place in Hyde Park.
The kiosks, which will be run by the Colicci family catering business, will serve 'single origin' speciality coffee from sustainable plantations in Brazil and Guatemala.
Details of the steam bent kiosks have been captured by London based photographer,
. Luke Hayes
Image credits: Mizzi Studio and Colicci -
. Luke Hayes Photography
Words by Mizzi Studio.