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Woven in to the fabric of London's post-war identity, Battersea Power Station was created to meet the energy demands of a new age and become an industrial icon as the producer of a fifth of the capital's power for over half a century.
Today, over 30 years since the power station produced electricity, the building and its surroundings are now transforming into a leading mixed-use urban quarter unlike anything seen before.
In an exclusive LFA event, David Twohig, Head of Design + Placemaking for Battersea Power Station; Ian Simpson and Rachel Haugh of SimpsonHaugh and Partners; and Philip Marsh of dRMM will be unveiling the story behind the first buildings set to open in 2016 that will begin the transformation of this industrial icon into a new post industrial destination for London.
'From Industrial to Post Industrial' will provide an in-depth look at the design process of the buildings and explore the site's public realm and how it will be activated and animated when the doors open next year.
The talk will take place in The View at the Battersea Power Station site, where guests will be able to explore a fantastic array of architectural models of the scheme, great views of the Power Station, as well as have the chance to meet project architects following the talk. Come and find out more about one of London's most anticipated openings for 2016.
Tickets to the event will be free, and will be decided in a lottery draw. To enter for your chance to attend please visit www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk. The lottery will be closing on 15 June.
All are free to attend this unique event by entering yourself into the lottery draw. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register yourself for the chance to be chosen to attend. You will then be emailed to inform you if you have been chosen from the lottery.