It’s going to be one of London’s largest roof gardens – a space more than 350 metres long full of interlacing garden walkways, mini forests of birch trees and free-standing hammocks. There’s even a fitness deck.
This, ladies and gentlemen, will be the new rooftop garden atop of Battersea Power Station.
The garden will give residents – and, on occasion, us mere members of the public – the chance to enjoy 360-degree views of London, punctuated with the building’s four chimneys and, well, a few trees too.
Battersea Roof Gardens are being designed by James Corner Field Operations, which aims to create “intimacy and moments to sit quietly”.
Battersea Power Station itself is being rebuilt according to designs by Foster + Partners and Gehry Partners, in a landmark Transatlantic architectural partnership.
Check out these artist’s impressions of how the gardens will change with the seasons…
James Corner, principle of Field Operations, said the rooftop garden will be “an extraordinarily serene yet dynamic place to view the Power Station, the Thames River, the City of London and the surrounding context”.
Corner added: “The design of pathways, plantings, overlooks, furniture and special settings offer an air of theatricality and drama in the sky, making the garden a very special and unique experience in the context of London.”
Grant Brooker, senior executive partner of Foster + Partner says: “We have worked on many gardens but never before on this scale. To create a garden this spectacular in our home city, that is so near to The Power Station that we all love is very special. There is simply no roof garden like this in any private development in the world so it really does offer a unique residential opportunity.”
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