Inn the Park Restaurant

Inn the Park Restaurant

Inn The Park is a new restaurant in St James’ Park, the oldest of London’s Royal Parks. The brief from the client, the Royal Parks Agency (RPA), was ‘to create a high quality and low-profile building which must nevertheless advertise its presence’.

Inn The Park by Hopkins
Inn The Park by Hopkins
Inn The Park by Hopkins
Inn The Park by Hopkins

Inn The Park is a new restaurant in St James’ Park, the oldest of London’s Royal Parks. The brief from the client, the Royal Parks Agency (RPA), was ‘to create a high quality and low-profile building which must nevertheless advertise its presence’.

In this beautiful and historic setting, Hopkins Architects set out to create a modern building that respected Nash’s original design, blending into the landscape while at the same time discreetly advertising its presence to potential customers – a complex architectural challenge.

There was also a clear desire to demonstrate sustainability – the RPA is seen as a flag-bearer for sustainable development. Inn the Park was short-listed for the Wood Awards 2004 and received a Civic Trust Award in 2006.

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