Gehry, Foster join Battersea Power Station redevelopment
Norman Foster and Frank Gehry have been selected to design a retail section within the £8 billion redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in London.
In what Frank Gehry described as "a neighborhood and a place for people to live that respects the iconic Battersea Power Station while connecting it into the broader fabric of the city," the famed architect and his peer, Norman Foster, are collaborating on a design scheme for a retail district for the £8 billion redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station in London.
Known as The High Street, the retail development will include restaurants, shops, a library, a hotel, and a leisure center. Foster + Partners will add residential buildings to the east, while Gehry will work on the residential zone to the west - the architect's first major project in the U.K., according to a report by Dezeen.
Completed in the 1950s, the Battersea Power Station was decommissioned in 1983. Following several unsuccessful attempts to redevelop the site, it appears the latest master plan, designed by Rafael Vinoly for Malaysian developers SP Setia and Sime Darby, will more forward as planned. It includes building some 3,400 homes.
For more on the Gehry-Foster collaboration at Battersea Power Station, read Dezeen's report.