Mountsfield Park: Tree House Café

Mountsfield Park in Lewisham, London SE6 4RU

the competition was launched by:
London Borough of Lewisham
Planning Service

competition title:
‘Provision of a new café with associated landscaping and cycle parking’

A café, and its surroundings in a London park, was the object of the competition. OFFICETWENTYFIVEARCHITECTS designed theTree House Café’ and  got the first prize.

Now, the project is about to enter the construction phase.

Mountsfield Park is a stunning park located in the London borough of Lewisham, in south east London, between Catford, Bellingham and Hither Green. We proposed a café inside the park.

We aimed for functional spaces that provide easy access and a spacious, pleasant interior. We proposed a prefabricated module construction, with timber frames of our own design and configuration.

The design creates a distinction between entrances, movement spaces, waiting queues on the one hand and seating areas, catering, service areas on the other. The building is so flexible that it can easily accommodate different uses simultaneously, without interfer- ence between them. One of the seating areas can become isolated from the rest of the café area, with the help of moving panels.

The outdoor space of the café is configured to accommodate the slope of the terrain and create ease of access for customers and seat- ing space for park visitors.