battersea power station development

Rafael Vinoly architects are doing the Battersea development project:
'The masterplan for the Battersea power station – a grade-II listed, large former electric power plant along the river Thames – aims to create a mixed-use sustainable development offering commercial and retail functions as well as residential, cultural, and event spaces interspersed with community facilities and a zero-carbon energy plant for the adaptive reuse of the power station itself. The iconic historic structure of the power station functions as the focal point of the site’s regeneration, which aims to create a self-sufficient and vibrant new community serving as the anchor of the Vauxhall/ Nine elms/ Battersea opportunity area.

The primary design goal is to reinforce the presence of the power station as the main architectural feature of the site by setting it in a formal space ('the circle') defined by a reflecting pool and open to views to and from the Thames river and its north bank. Further, accessibility to the site is increased by creating three primary streets that link the power station to the site’s southern perimeter and through to a future extension of the waterfront park and river walk.'
Designboom article

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