gehry and foster + partners chosen for battersea power station
gehry and foster + partners chosen for battersea power station gehry and foster + partners chosen for battersea power station
oct 23, 2013

gehry and foster + partners chosen for battersea power station

gehry and foster + partners chosen for battersea power station  development
all images courtesy of battersea power station development company





frank gehry and foster + partners have been selected to realize phase three of the battersea power station development.


acting as a retail pedestrian street, the mixed-use scheme will be comprised of two residential zones, located on either side of high street–frank gehry (this will be the architect’s first building in london) responsible for the zone to the east, and foster + partners in charge of designing the area to the west. in its entirety, phase 3 will offer 1200 living units, a 200 room hotel overlooking the town square and power station, 350,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, a 15,000 square foot library and leisure space.


frank gehry and foster + partners have been chosen to architecturally contribute to the larger battersea power station master plan conceived by rafael viñoly. in its entirety, the site spans 39 acres of prime real estate along the river thames.



the battersea power station by night




frank gehry, founder of gehry partners:
‘gehry partners is honored to have this wonderful opportunity to collaborate with our respected colleagues foster + partners on this seriously important project for the city of london. our goal is to help create a neighborhood and a place for people to live that respects the iconic battersea power station while connecting it into the broader fabric of the city. we hope to create a design that is uniquely london, that respects and celebrates the historical vernacular of the city.’


grant brooker, design director, foster + partners:
‘we moved our own office to wandsworth almost twenty five years ago – the borough is very important to us, so we were absolutely delighted to be chosen to be part of this inspiring regeneration project for the battersea power station redevelopment. it has a vision which will transform this area and create a vibrant new district for south london that we can all be proud of. along with our colleagues at gehry partners, we are joining a great team of designers and we will work closely with them to create a new high street and our part of this exciting new community.’



aerial view of the battersea power station masterplan



rob tincknell, chief executive officer for battersea power station development company:
‘we are thrilled to have two such well regarded architectural practices join the team and for battersea power station to be the home to gehry’s first building in london. this clearly demonstrates both the quality and the design aspirations which our shareholders are determined to achieve, as well as the extraordinary design solutions which the site deserves. we are very confident that phase 3 will be something groundbreaking and wonderful in london.”’

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