All images courtesy of Battersea Power Station
It has been reported that acclaimed international firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), is set to be awarded their first project in the UK – a public square that forms part of London’s Battersea Power Station development. The Architects’ Journal claims that the scheme, tentatively titled ‘Malaysia Square’, will be positioned at the heart of the masterplan, connecting Frank Gehry and Norman Foster’s proposed ‘Electric Boulevard’.
The existing structure is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the bank of the River Thames in London. The vast project is being backed by Malaysian property development and investment businesses, with the first of the development’s seven phases slated for completion in 2016.