Saturday, March 17, 2007

Icon works: Battersea Power Station

Do you remember this cover? Pink Floyd's Animals, 1977.
The Battersea Power Station, a huge brick complex, is one of London's icons.
It was closed for almost 20 years until the past October and November, when it opened again in occasion of China Power Station, an exhibit promoted by the Serpentine Gallery and hosted into Toyo Ito pavilion - located there for the Serpentine since 2002.

Toyo Ito Pavilion

After that exhibition, BPS definetely closed its doors to the public in order to undergo a huge renovation project, which will convert the site into a multifunctional area. The design for the new BPS is signed by several offices among which Grimshaw, Ron Arad, Arup, UN Studio and West8. End of works: 2011.