Gas and Steam Power Plant Winning Proposal / Henn

Courtesy of Henn

Henn recently won the architectural competition for the gas and steam power plant in , . The new power station is positioned to the north of the river bank to allow the uninterrupted riverside promenade passage open to the public. While the majority of the existing station has been demolished, individually striking industrial relics and architecturally significant elements, such as the listed machine hall, are retained and put to cultural use. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AZPA Proposal To Transform German Power Plant Into a ‘Green Mountain’

Courtesy of AZPA

Although necessary, power plants are typically an eyesore that don’t attract much positive attention. As Thomas Heatherwick put it, “we are ashamed of how we generate our energy.” Breaking the mold, a proposal by architecture firm AZPA (Alejandro Zaera-Polo Arquitectura) plans to transform a German into a densely-forested “green mountain”, which will in turn be a landmark public space for a town.

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