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Old October 13th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #11561
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Battersea Power Station | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=650929

Official website: http://www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk/



Project facts
  • Developer: Sime Darby and SP Setia
  • Masterplan architect: Rafael Viñoly
  • Cost: £8 billion ($13bn)
  • Area: 39 acres
  • Homes: 3,400



At the Battersea Power Station marketing suite, which now includes models of the Gehry and Foster designed phase 3. Photos by potto:



















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Old October 13th, 2014, 12:36 PM   #11562
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Is the old building in the fourth picture being saved?
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Old October 13th, 2014, 06:38 PM   #11563
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Embassy Gardens are incredibly massive.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #11564
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Sometimes I think Gehry designs the way he does just to mess with the model makers. That looks like a nightmare to sculpt.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 08:33 PM   #11565
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What is the PS building going to host, in detail?
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Old October 13th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #11566
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http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...london/100666/
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Old October 13th, 2014, 10:51 PM   #11567
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Is the old building in the fourth picture being saved?
I believe it will make way for future phases of the development.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 11:03 PM   #11568
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What is the PS building going to host, in detail?
  • An energy centre - vapour from it will be exhausted via two of the four rebuilt chimneys
  • A viewing platform at the top of the north west chimney
  • new events space - lower floors
  • 40,000m² retail space - lower floors
  • 58,000m² office space - reception/base of atrium on 5th floor
  • 254 apartments
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Old October 14th, 2014, 01:43 AM   #11569
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Green light for 1,600-home East London estate scheme

Ambitious plans for the vast renewal of an East London 1960s housing estate have got the go-ahead.

Barking and Dagenham Council has approved plans for the 1,575 home regeneration scheme on the eastern side of the 1960’s Gascoigne Estate

The proposals, designed by architects Levitt Bernstein and Allies & Morrison, include homes ranging from one to four bedrooms as well as several communal squares and gardens, a new medical centre and shops.

In the later stages of the project a new secondary school and a primary school will be built.

The first phase of construction is anticipated to commence in early 2015. This will deliver 420 homes in six block and a new medical centre.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...estate-scheme/
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Old October 14th, 2014, 02:10 AM   #11570
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Any more info on those skeletons?
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Old October 14th, 2014, 10:18 AM   #11571
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Any more info on those skeletons?
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/arti...-death-victims
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Old October 14th, 2014, 12:35 PM   #11572
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Any more info on those skeletons?
They're the working class family that George Osbourne fed on to regenerate his flesh. They've been in the ground for nearly five-hundred years. They tried to warn us, but were too late. God help us all.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 12:45 PM   #11573
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wow those pics here are just stunning !!
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Old October 14th, 2014, 01:29 PM   #11574
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I believe it will make way for future phases of the development.


That's a shame.

Seems like King's Cross's brilliant modernisation master plan based on keeping heritage and updating old buildings haven't been carried over to this project.

Normality resumes. Knew it would be a one off.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 01:37 PM   #11575
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you missed the bit about the power station then?
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Old October 14th, 2014, 03:56 PM   #11576
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No i understand that bit, but there are other buildings in the area that could also be saved and incorporated into the Battersea master plan as they have done in King's X. That building above is a prime example.

It helps meld it all together rather than just have the one huge old power station sat in the middle of a load of glass… it draws attention to the fact that everything else is so obviously different rather than have a mix of renovated old and new to ease it all out. As it is, it will look garish and kitsch and the power station will stick out in a bad way… it's not harmonious at all.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #11577
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.."and if we carry on tunnelling in that direction, we can have the demolition charges under the European Parliament by 2017".
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Old October 14th, 2014, 06:07 PM   #11578
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They are digging a big tunnel out of Australia too.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 12:24 AM   #11579
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No i understand that bit, but there are other buildings in the area that could also be saved and incorporated into the Battersea master plan as they have done in King's X. That building above is a prime example.

It helps meld it all together rather than just have the one huge old power station sat in the middle of a load of glass… it draws attention to the fact that everything else is so obviously different rather than have a mix of renovated old and new to ease it all out. As it is, it will look garish and kitsch and the power station will stick out in a bad way… it's not harmonious at all.
They demolished old buildings at Kings Cross too - they had to make the project viable. This very small building is a tiny price to pay for the fantastic restoration of a city landmark.
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