Battersea Power Station Competition

Project Location: London, England

Our proposal for the design competition for the Battersea Power Station redevelopment created a central civic space that integrates landscape, art, and architecture into a dynamic, regenerative urban experience. Located within this iconic and historic landscape, a bridge woven with wood and steel celebrates the historic link of the two upper gardens. The bridge weaves together architectural materials to create an iconic gateway that frames a mist fountain at the lower plaza level and a compelling prospect and gathering area that activates both levels of the plaza. This key convergence point is a vibrant entrance at both levels of a space that draws millions of visitors each year. The energized plaza offers flexible programming opportunities with three main landscape spaces. The central sunken plaza – The Energy Field – is framed by two contrasting landscapes. To the west, rain gardens create a lush contemplative area defined by biodiversity and sustainability. The eastern plaza, referred to as “The Curve Plaza,” is programmed to accommodate smaller, scaled activities that are inspired by history and culture. It includes outdoor café seating and areas for vendors and farmers’ markets.