Danish designs for London's energy
We are delighted to welcome Teva Hesse who runs the London office for the Danish practice CF Moller, one of Scandanavia's leading architectural firms.
Teva will join our energy panel discussions at London City Hall this week to describe how they are using energy infrastructure projects as an opportunity to create good design and new social amenities that go well beyond traditional uses of power and energy plants. These might include sports, educational and recreational facilities as well as landscaping and green infrastructure to mitigate climate change effects.
The firm is responsible for designing The Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre (pictured) as an important new landmark for sustainable and affordable energy for one of London's major urban development areas, close to new homes and office space.
Adjacent to the Blackwall Tunnel Approach, the building houses technically advanced boilers and a combined heat & power plant that distributes energy via a District Heating Network (DHN) to each plot across the development.
The machine room is supplemented by a visitor centre to demystify the process of energy generation. The building footprint further allows for flexibility in adopting new energy technology over the building's substantial lifetime.
Designed by British artist Conrad Shawcross, the cladding for the 49 meter tall flue enclosure is turned into a place-making statement for the gateway to the Peninsula through hundreds of triangular panels that fold and flow across the surface of the tower forming complex geometric patterns.
Teva Hesse joins EDF Energy, the National Infrastructure Commission, Nottingham City Council's not for profit energy company - Robin Hood Energy- and investor Amber Infrastructure.