Jellicoe Gardens opens in King’s Cross
Jellicoe Gardens is the latest piece of public realm to be added to the King’s Cross Central Estate. The garden, designed by Tom Stuart Smith takes inspiration from eastern and western influences with a layout that echoes the form, symmetry and layout of 16th Century Persian Gardens with planting that draws on English traditions and a central watercourse that emanates from within a pavilion that forms a focal point for the garden.
Like the garden, our pavilion takes inspiration from both eastern and western influences. The pavilion echoes the garden pavilion at Chehel Sotoun in Isfahan, Iran which is constructed from a multitude of slender columns, whilst the patterned roof is based on the mathematical patterns developed by Robert Penrose which are themselves reminiscent of the geometrical patterns found in Islamic architecture. The bead-blasted stainless steel structure references the use of the same material on the neighbouring Aga Khan Centre.
The pavilion is our third intervention in King’s Cross Central following on from Gasholder Park and Granary Square Pavilion.