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Tidal Basin Pumping Station

Project Partners
Mike Davies
Amo Kalsi

Project Partners
Mike Davies
Amo Kalsi

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Job Sheets
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Date
1987-1988

Client
LDDC / Sir William Halcrow & Partners

Location
London, UK

Overview

This bright and cheerful structure is actually a series of storm-water pumping stations, required as part of the development of London Docklands.

The buildings are effectively containers for pumping machinery and therefore durability and security are the principal requirements but the practice has imbued a sense of joy into an otherwise very practical project.

Most of the machinery is 25 m below ground level. The main structure is of blue painted concrete – one circular drum placed concentrically within the radius of another. The curtain walls of the outer circle are made of translucent polycarbonate, providing a view of the ‘keep’ within this 20th century industrial castle.

The form of this building was generated through the close collaboration between architect and the engineer, Halcrow & Partners. The end result clearly expresses the nature of the operations performed within, while at the same time celebrates our great Victorian engineering tradition.

Data

Awards   
1992Constructa Preis

Team
Brian Bell, Paul Cook, Mike Davies, Wiliam Firebrace, Marco Goldschmeid, Tim Inskip, Amarjit Kalsi, Maralyn Lai, Werner Lang, Richard Rogers, John Sorcinelli, John Young

Project Partners
Mike Davies
Amo Kalsi

 

Project Partners
Mike Davies
Amo Kalsi

 

Date
1987-1988

Location
London, UK

Site Area
850 m²

Structural Engineer
Sir William Halcrow & Partners

Services Engineer
Sir William Halcrow & Partners

Contractor
Nuttall

Data

Awards   
1992Constructa Preis

Team
Brian Bell, Paul Cook, Mike Davies, Wiliam Firebrace, Marco Goldschmeid, Tim Inskip, Amarjit Kalsi, Maralyn Lai, Werner Lang, Richard Rogers, John Sorcinelli, John Young

Date
1987-1988

Location
London, UK

Site Area
850 m²

Structural Engineer
Sir William Halcrow & Partners

Services Engineer
Sir William Halcrow & Partners

Contractor
Nuttall

Project Partners
Mike Davies
Amo Kalsi

 

Project Partners
Mike Davies
Amo Kalsi

 

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