BIG Unveil Battersea Power Station Designs

Malaysia Square by BIG

Malaysia Square by BIGAfter months of work by the development team, the Chairman of Battersea Project Holding Company Ltd Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, along with Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh of Sime Darby and Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan of EPF, representing the shareholders, presented the final design by the Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) to the Prime Minister of Malaysia for his endorsement. Malaysia Square will link the southern entrance of the restored Grade II* listed Power Station that has been re-imagined by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and the top of the new Electric Boulevard high street that runs between Foster + Partners’ ‘Battersea Roof Gardens’ and Gehry Partners’ ‘Prospect Place’.
Malaysia Square by BIGThe design for Malaysia Square centres on a two-level urban canyon with integrated bridges and stairways that are inspired by Malaysia’s landscape and geology. The spaces will be clad with limestone, granite, marble, sandstone, gravel and dolomite striations that will lead people through the square. The different types of cladding are all found in Malaysia’s geology and the sculptured form they would give the square is reminiscent of the stunning caves found in Gunung Mulu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site) in Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Malaysia Square by BIGOne further cladding finish that will be included to symbolise the links between Malaysia and the United Kingdom is the use of reclaimed Power Station chimney material that would be sourced from the rebuild programme that is currently underway. A fountain planned for the central amphitheatre is set to be designed in the shape of a hibiscus – Malaysia’s national flower. Apart from offering a space for play, surrounded by water, each of the five ‘petals’ represents one principle each from the Rukunegara, Malaysia’s founding philosophy which forms the bedrock of national unity in its multicultural society. Source by Battersea Power Station.
Malaysia Square by BIGLocation: London, UK
Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group
Structural engineers: AKT II
Lighting specialists: Speirs + Major
Artist: Jeppe Hein
Year: 2014

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