At the beginning of 2011, Hawkins\Brown were invited by Treasury Holdings to prepare initial proposals to develop the first phase of Rafael Viñoly’s masterplan for the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, along with five other highly regarded practices.
In line with the masterplan, the scheme that we generated provided 1200 apartments, hotel rooms and student study bedrooms above a commercial retail / restaurant plinth that brought activity to the public realm below.
Above this permeable commercial plinth, our proposal focused on creating a variety of residential typologies and a communal ‘third space’ that would act as a place for residents to work, network, play, relax and socialise. Hawkins\Brown invited the celebrated interior designer Ilse Crawford of StudioIlse to contribute to the emerging proposals. Studioilse’s research, experience and insight into emerging residential typologies, new paradigms of leisure and hospitality and a global understanding of luxury lifestyles informed the backbone to the competition proposals.
‘101’ a model of one of the apartments was selected for the RIBA Architecture Open 2012