Potter's Fields Park Pavilions, London

Date Built
Completed 2007
Potter's Fields Park
These two wooden pavilions are located on the public space between City Hall and Tower Bridge.  The Parkside Pavilion (see above), closest to City Hall, is clad in charred timber, apparently in homage to the fact that the area was subjected to fire bombing during World War II.  As you can see above, in 2014, it was home to a branch of Fratelli's.  The Blossom Square Pavilion (shown below) is close to Tower Bridge.  It is clad in white bleached timber. 

The architect's website says of the pavilions that, "... The form of the building is derived from an analysis of movement and views on the site. Its carved form is set within a group of trees that create a veiled view of City Hall. The setting relates to a strong English landscape tradition of grottos and groves and attempts to encourage the public to make use of all of the riverside public space the site has to offer."