Eco-upgrade for Europe’s largest brick building

### 01/08/10
London’s Battersea Power Station To Get Major Eco-Renovation
By Bridgette Meinhold
Recognise this abandoned power plant? Of course you do – it’s one of the more well-known power plants in the world, featured in more movies, music videos and albums covers than you probably realise. You’ve seen it on the cover of albums by Pink Floyd and The Who, and it was filmed in The Beatle’s Help, Full Metal Jacket, Aliens, Children of Men, and recently The Dark Knight. The Battersea Power Station hasn’t produced any power since 1983, but soon it’s set to be part of a major eco-renovation, that will supply London with clean renewable energy in addition to carbon-neutral apartments, offices and parks.
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EvidentlyLtd 10 June 2009
Evidently has produced the latest film for the proposed development of the Battersea Power Station site, owned by Real Estate Opportunities Limited.

The new film combines animation and footage to demonstrate the new masterplan for the Power Station, as designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Vinoly. Previously, Evidently produced a series of films outlining the original scheme for REO. The latest film details the changes to the scheme resulting from two years of consultation with the public and stakeholders.

The film will be utilised throughout the planning application process. It was on display to the public at the Public Exhibition at the Battersea Power Station (4-6 June 2009).

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


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2 responses to “Eco-upgrade for Europe’s largest brick building

  1. Elizabeth

    Enjoying a repeat view of the video, watching Rafael Vinoly.


    More people should watch architects draw.

    That’s our training as architects and our expertise speaking…using CAD and software can only take you some of the way.

    In teaching architectural design in the university studios I endeavoured to find and bring ‘art’ in as much as possible. I won’t go into the techniques here but they all involve human interaction, to limber and free the minds up ‘for’ communication.

    Computer-aided learning [and other professional subjects] apart, studio design is also supported by formal courses in painting, drawing, modelling, rendering, life drawing, architectural perspective, and graphic design for presentation; site visits, building projects, libraries, touring, movies – and watching/reading/visiting/critiquing your teachers, your students, your friends, architects, designers, artists, inspiring individuals at work in their chosen visual mediums, endlessly, labouriously, perilously, rapturously…for years and years, fulltime.

    These are ‘places’ for life, not exhaustion.

    How many of us really understand that a person, or people, are ‘places’ – like architects know, like Rafael Vinoly knows.

    Not enough people know. The problem of no architecture school in Dunedin dogs us, kills us. Makes us less adroit.

    There are people who think the stadium is passable design, achieved on a budget. They will excuse it this way or believe it.

    That’s a rugby post through the heart.
    Quite un-breathing. Dead.

  2. Elizabeth

    ### Friday 6 May 2011 at 10:12
    Nine To Noon with Kathryn Ryan
    Sam Martin – NZ landscape designer in London
    Sam Martin has recently been awarded a significant contract to do the landscape design of a new public park around the iconic Battersea Power Station in London. He’s from Canterbury and also has some very interesting ideas about opportunities for regeneration of Christchurch.
    Sam’s company is called Exterior Architecture Ltd.
    Audio Ogg Vorbis MP3 (duration: 25′40″)

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