Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners have unveiled their designs for the third phase of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London. In addition to 1,300 residential units, the project will include a 160-room hotel and 350,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
Gehry Partners is responsible for the five buildings east of the Electric Boulevard, the development’s new high street. Known as Prospect Place, the cluster will feature double-height retail units at street level, a community park and hub, and about half of the residences.
A rendering of Prospect Place, the group of buildings designed by Gehry Partners.
“Our goal from the start has been to create a neighborhood that connects into the historic fabric of the city of London, but one that has its own identity and integrity,” Frank Gehry, founder of Gehry Partners, said in a statement. “We have tried to create humanistic environments that feel good to live in and visit.”
On the western side of the street, Foster + Partners will design an undulating building called the Skyline. Large breaks in the façade will bring natural light to the two floors of retail below. Topped by an expansive roof garden, the building will house the hotel, a medical center, and the remaining housing units.
A view of Foster + Partners' Skyline from Electric Boulevard
The Rafael Vinoly-designed master plan calls for shops, restaurants and bars, offices, hotels, community facilities, and more than 3400 homes, as well as 18 acres of open space.