ZhongRong Group

This is the main site for the proposed development in Crystal Palace park by ZhongRong Group and their UK consultants Arup:


What you will find on this site:

–       The project brochure and publicity film

–       A film of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London at the initial press conference

–       A questionnaire where you can record your views about the proposed development

–       Press releases

–       A link to the exclusivity agreement for the park

–       The open letter from the chairman of ZhongRong Group to the local community

Arup held three drop in sessions for the local community to find out more about the development – here are links to the audio and video for these sessions:

5 December 2014 http://www.inspiredbythesubway.org.uk/10-12-13.html

1 February 2014 http://www.inspiredbythesubway.org.uk/01-02-14.html

7 March 2014 http://www.inspiredbythesubway.org.uk/01-03-14.html

The design competition

ZhongRong Group asked Colander to set up and manage a three stage competition to identify architectural teams to design the new Crystal Palace. The competition open on 13 December 2013 and closed on 20 January 2014. The architectural shortlist was announced on 25 February 2014.

Information about the design competition can be found at Colander’s website here:


38 expressions of interest were received for this competition.

6 competitors have been invited to take part in Stage 2 of the competition:

–       David Chipperfield Architects

–       Haworth Tompkins Architects

–       Grimshaw
Marks Barfield Architects

–       Roger Stirk Harbour and Partners

–       Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor

–       Grimshaw Architects


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