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Yet another Battersea redesign unveiled

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Rafael Viñoly’s redesign for Battersea Power Station has been unveiled

The new scheme, currently being showcased at a public exhibition, has abandoned the plans for a glass tower, delivering instead a low-rise design comprising 3,700 homes and 139,000 m2 of office space.

Images reveal that no building will be taller than the shoulders of Giles Gilbert Scott’s iconic power station.

Viñoly originally unveiled his masterplan for the £4 billion overhaul of the south-west London site in June 2008. The controversial 250-metre glass chimney was dropped by the developer, Treasury Holdings in February this year.

Commenting on the chimney, the architecture critic Rowan Moore said in the AJ: ‘I do not see what would have been progressive about a commercial icon poking through the skyline of the Houses of Parliament, except as an eloquent emblem of the way democracy has been shafted by the private sector.’



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