Status : Invited International Competition in 2007
Program: Mixed use development on the Power Station site including the refurbishment of the landmark building
Client: Treasury Holdings
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Role: Project Architect: Ilaria Di Carlo
Graphics: Images courtesy of SOM. All rights reserved
"A Backdrop for a landmark"
Master plan for a mixed use development on the Power Station Site including the refurbishment of the landmark building. A Backdrop to showcase an important object. BPS today remains recognized throughout London as an iconic symbol of the industrial past of the city. The bold, powerful and massive structure dominates the riverfront from views far and wide.
Our approach was seeking to strengthen the image of the Power Station through the careful integration of development around it. There is an opportunity to treat the Power Station an important ‘relic’ and strengthen its physical presence by placing the immense industrial structure ‘on display’. The redevelopment of Battersea Power Station was meant to provide a tremendous catalyst for regeneration of the western River Thames corridor, similar to the emerging waterfront communities occurring in the Docklands in East London, recent riverfront development in Chelsea, Wandsworth and Putney have begun to re-engage the city with the river.