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Carbon-Free Battersea Power Plant Renovation Gets the Green Light

Posted By Mike Chino On March 2, 2010 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Design,Green Building,Green renovation,Urban design | 1 Comment

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We first covered the Battersea Power Plant [1] renovation back in January, and although a build date has yet to be set we’re excited to see the project cleared for construction. Rafael Viñoly Architects [2]‘ plan aims to preserve the site’s iconic architecture while fostering a vibrant mixed-use community.

The development will be zoned for commercial, residential, cultural, and event spaces and will feature the first zero-carbon office space in Central London, a new promenade running along the river, and a 6 acre park. The old coal-fired power plant will be retrofitted into a carbon-free energy plant, although they’re not saying what kind it will be yet. All buildings will be designed with strict energy efficiency guidelines, and the plan includes a detailed and well-researched proposal for public transportation that includes a new tube station.

According to Rafael Viñoly, “The Battersea Power Station Master Plan is based on rigorous principles of environmental, economic, and social sustainability . . . . The proposed scheme creates a balanced mix of uses to ensure a fully integrated urban environment, provides a new transportation solution, and establishes an energy strategy that radically reduces consumption, as well as generating a clean supply through the use of renewable sources.

+ Battersea Power Station [3]

+ Rafael Viñoly Architects [2]

Via Designboom [4]

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[1] Battersea Power Plant: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/08/londons-battersea-power-station-to-get-major-eco-renovation/

[2] Rafael Viñoly Architects: http://www.rvapc.com/

[3] + Battersea Power Station: http://www.battersea-powerstation.com/

[4] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/9313/rafael-vinoly-architects-battersea-development.html

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