Sublime Structures at Crystal Palace Park

Monty the dog with the Sphinx at Crystal Palace Park

The Sphinx at Crystal Palace Park

Our Hut is delighted to have received awards totalling £40,085 for an exciting new project, Sublime Structures at Crystal Palace Park in South London.

Sublime Structures at Crystal Palace Park will enable local young people and families to discover and celebrate the extraordinary legacy of design and engineering innovation found within the park, one of south London’s gems.

About Sublime Structures at Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Subway

Crystal Palace Subway

We have received £29,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £10,585 from Bromley Council’s Crystal Palace Park Community Projects Fund for an important architecture education project.

This project will focus on the wealth of historic and existing buildings and structures in Crystal Palace Park.

Sublime Structures at Crystal Palace Park will enable local young people and families to discover and celebrate the extraordinary legacy of design and engineering innovation found within the park.

Working with schools and families

Through primary and secondary school workshops and family days, we will be investigating a mixture of existing buildings, surviving features, archaeological clues and archival material including:

  • Joseph Paxton’s innovative Crystal Palace
  • the soaring Crystal Palace Transmitter – the ‘Eiffel Tower of South London’
  • the secret spaces of the Victorian Crystal Palace Station Subway and
  • the complex geometric concrete structure of the National Sports Centre.

Online teaching resources will help teachers to carry out work on Crystal Palace Park independently in the future.

The creation of a fun orienteering pack will be a resource for parents and carers to help families get the most from their visits to one of South London’s gems.

Volunteer with us

Two volunteers at Our Hut charity

Join our Crystal Palace Park volunteer team

We are now looking for a small team of volunteers to work on researching the built heritage in Crystal Palace Park to provide information packs for the teachers’ resource.

Volunteers will be given specific training in a session at the RIBA/V&A on 15th November 2017 and there will be opportunities for participants to share and develop usefully transferable skills.

Find out more

If you are interested in joining our team, please email us for further details.