Boxpark Croydon / BDP

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  • Architects: BDP
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2622
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Nick Caville
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Text description provided by the architects. Boxpark Croydon, which is part of the mixed-use Ruskin Square development next to East Croydon station, creates a unique dining experience that focuses on small independent traders.

Boxpark Croydon / BDP - Chair
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BDP’s design creates a semi-enclosed market hall – like Covent Garden or La Boqueria in Barcelona – so there is a central focus to the scheme with units arranged around it, as well as outdoor terrace spaces. The change of level between the station entrance and Dingwall Road means people enter from multiple entrances and levels adding spatial interest and animation.

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Shipping containers are an intrinsic component of the Boxpark brand. There’s something quite magical about taking this mundane and ubiquitous object and turning it into something desirable and transformational. We used 96 containers in total, four of which are unaltered. The whole assembly is like a giant 3D jigsaw puzzle but the finished result looks deceptively simple.


The pared down raw aesthetic of the design integrates into the core Boxpark design language and, with graphic designers Filthy Media and retail designers Brinkworth, a very strong graphic and visual identity is applied rigorously throughout the scheme.

Boxpark Croydon / BDP - Beam
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Boxpark will transform the quality of the retail and leisure offer in Croydon and is expected to draw in customers and new businesses from across the region.

Ground Floor Plan

BDP was architect, civil and structural engineer, environmental engineer, acoustic consultant, lighting designer and landscape architect for the £3 million scheme.

Boxpark Croydon / BDP - Beam
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Product Description. The use of shipping containers is an intrinsic component of the Boxpark brand. We used 96 containers in total and only 4 of them are unaltered. Additionally, we introduced new materials such as the polycarbonate roof supported by a steel roof structure and integrated them into the core Boxpark design language.

Boxpark Croydon / BDP - Beam
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Address:Croydon, United Kingdom

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Cite: "Boxpark Croydon / BDP" 18 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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